Clark, Williams Make Picks

Robert Clark sat down with a list of schools and when he finally narrowed it all the way down, he liked Mississippi. Wouldn't you know? Mississippi offered and the rest is history. Like Clark, DeAaron Williams made a commitment on Friday as well.

In his mind, Robert Clark committed to Mississippi weeks ago. On Friday, it became an official verbal commitment.

"We just wanted to make sure that was the right choice," Clark said on Friday. "Me and my daddy were talking and we finally got to Ole Miss and we like the team and we like Rod Barnes and the way he coaches. I have a good chance of starting if I go there and work hard because he's losing two seniors."

And so Clark picked up the phone and committed to the Rebels. He'll play his college basketball two hours from his home and that's important because his family can see him play.

Clark, a member of the successful Jackson Tigers AAU program, really was impressed with the way Barnes works with his players. "I liked the way he took the other players and made them become better players. I liked the way he worked with the kids and he talked to them."

An athletic wing man who can step out and make 3s, Clark will come to Ole Miss having played at a fine high school and has won on the AAU level.

Williams Picks Wisconsin

DeAaron Williams, a small forward with Larry Butler's Illinois Warriors program, made a commitment late this week. Williams will play his college basketball for Wisconsin.

The Badgers and DePaul had maneuvered into leadership positions during the month of July. A week ago, DePaul landed a potential elite wing in Dorell Wright and that essentially took them out of the running for Williams.

Williams, an athletic 3-man, specializes in doing work as a slasher. He's comfortable getting to the rim and finishing and plays with energy. Since Bo Ryan's arrival in Madison, the Badgers have aggressively sought after and signed athletic players.

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