Tigers nab Clark

The decision is in and Wes Clark is headed to the SEC to play his college basketball.

Missouri Head Coach Frank Haith currently has the services of Phil Pressey, but that won't last too much longer. However he feels he has found the replacement for Pressey in the form of four-star point guard Wes Clark who committed on Wednesday night.

"Mainly it was because of the coaching staff," said Clark of his decision. "I had a real good connection with them and I feel like it is a good spot for me."

On the visit Clark saw the campus and felt they had the facilities to help him going forward.

"They have an amazing practice facility and there is a lot of opportunity for me to put work in everyday," said Clark. "They have 24 gym time so I can constantly get better. I just feel I can really improve there."

Also it is clear that Clark excels at getting out in transition and playing in an up tempo system. This is something that Clark feels Missouri does, and that could be a perfect match.

"They play fast and use a lot of ball screens," said Clark. "That is what fits me. I am a fast paced point guard who knows how to create off of ball screens so it fits me perfectly."

Running with the Family during the AAU season, Clark first broke out at the Spiece Run ‘N Slam in May, and then continued his strong play during the month of July. That brought interest from schools such as Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Dayton, and many others.

In fact Clark admits he was even favoring to another school before the visit to Missouri completely changed things.

"I was already starting to get ready before Missouri," Clark explained. "I was leaning to a different way, but Missouri blew me away. Nothing was even close to this opportunity."

Clark is the No. 24 ranked point guard in the class, and is an excellent pick up for the Tigers in their 2013 class.

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