One of the best point guards in Southern California in 2018 is Kihei Clark from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft.
The 5-foot-9, 145-pound point guard is very quick, has good ball skills and a high basketball IQ.
“I’m a floor general, I’m a leader, I get my guys the ball first and make sure the team is running and then if I can I look to score,” Clark said. “I’m working on my jump shot. My mid-range is pretty consistent but I’m working on my three.”
Clark holds offers from Xavier, American and Cal Baptist. The offer from the Musketeers came in July following an impressive performance playing for the L.A. Rockfish against Paul Scruggs and the Indy Hoosiers in the Fab 48 in July.
“After that game (Chris) Mack texted me and offered me,” Clark said. “Since then I get letters from them almost every week and I text with their assistant Luke Murray a lot.”
The junior has set an unofficial visit to Xavier on Oct. 21 and is learning about the program quickly.
“They were top five last year and I like the way they run their offense,” said Clark. “There’s a lot of movement and not one guy dominating the ball.”
Clark has considered an early commitment to Xavier but whether or not it happens remains to be seen.
“Of course,” he said. “I want to see my options first. I don’t know if I want to commit early but I’m definitely considering it because it’s such a prestigious school.”
In general, Clark has an idea of what he wants in a school.
“I want a good fit,” he said. “Close to home would be great but if I have to go across the country then I have to go across the country.”