Clark making visits

Power forward Marvin Clark is becoming a household name for high-major coaches with his performance this season for Sunrise Christian.

A post-grad year of basketball has done a lot of good for Marvin Clark. The 6-foot-7 and 220 pounder from Bel Aire (Kan.) Sunrise Christian is now one of the more heavily pursued power forwards in the country. Already he has made visits with other high-major schools joining in the picture.

"He's averaging about 20 points per game and close to 10 rebounds per game while shooting a high percentage," said Sunrise coach Luke Barnwell. "He has had some monster games against some JUCO teams, and has had a pretty good year."

After getting mostly mid-major interest last season, Clark has made improvements. According to Barnwell he is just far more refined as a prospect.

"He is getting better putting it on the floor," said Barnwell. "His body is so big and is comfortable shooting to the mid-range and also attacking the rim. He is improving his handle now and becoming more diverse with his game."

Recruiting wise high-major schools have been all over Clark recently, and he has already made a few visits.

"It has been crazy recently," noted Barnwell. "He now has offers from Kansas State, Seton Hall, Iowa State, Ole Miss, and Indiana. He has visited Kansas State, Seton Hall and Iowa State, and is planning to take a visit to Indiana. Michigan State has been recruiting him and should be in to see him soon. They haven't offered yet, but they should be coming to see him."

At the moment Clark is in no hurry to make a decision. However according to Barnwell there are some things that his power forward seems to be looking for in a school.

"He is from Kansas City so I think he wants to be somewhat close to home," said Barnwell. "Also the ability to play early and often his freshman year is important. Beyond that he wants to go to a place where he trusts the coaches and has a family type atmosphere."

For now expect Clark to see all of his options and then make a decision following the season after he has had a chance to complete his official visits.


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