Clark commits to Michigan State

Marvin Clark, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Bel Air (Kans.) Sunrise Christian, made his college decision Monday morning.

Michigan State added to their 2014 class on Monday. Bel Aire (Kans.) Sunrise Christian standout Marvin Clark committed to Tom Izzo and his staff over Kansas State, Indiana and Seton Hall.

"In all, it was a hard decision and probably the hardest decision I've had to make," Clark told Scout.com in an exclusive interview. "When I got there, it just felt like home."

"Another factor was my mom," Clark said. "She wanted me to stay close, after being there that's where she wanted me to be. She said regardless of how basketball went that she felt like I would be taken care of there. I couldn't get the feeling off my mind."

Clark took an official visit to Michigan State the weekend of March 1st. Although he loved what MSU had to offer, he had to double check and make sure it was the right spot for him.

"I went to Indiana just to make sure and because I wanted to see what IU was about," he said. "It was a great place, but I just felt like Michigan State was right for me."

"Honestly it was hard man, very hard," Clark continued. "They all offered the same situation. The exact same situation and everything I wanted. I changed the announcement date twice, because it was so hard to make."

MOKAN Elite coach Matt Suther told Scout.com that Michigan State offered everything Clark, a 6-foot-6 forward, was looking for in a school.

"All the boxes he wanted checked, Michigan State checked," he said. "He wants to win and have a chance to win at a high-level and potentially play for a national championship and that's a place that they strive to do it."

According to Clark, Izzo compared him to a "more athletic" version of former Michigan State standout Morris Peterson.

"When I went down there what Izzo had me watch [tape] of players that can do what I can do, which is shoot," Clark said. "The only other player on their roster that can shoot like me is Gary Harris and he'll be gone next year."

"He said I'm a three that can play some four," he added. "He wants to run me off staggered [screens] and have me run the floor."

Clark is Michigan State's third pledge in the 2014 class. Clark joins his high school and MOKAN Elite teammate Lourawls Nairn and forward Javon Bess to make up their current class.


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