2005 Focus: Trae Clark

The 5-9 point guard from the Bay Area, <b>Trae Clark</b>, is well-buit, quick and has skills, so he's hearing from a solid list of schools early...

Trae Clark, 5-9 JR PG, Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial, tells us that he's been hearing from Pepperdine, Texas Tech, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Santa Clara, St. Mary's, San Diego State and a few other schools.

Clark says style of play is a big issue with him. "I want to go someplace where they have a running game, full court press – an up-tempo game," said Clark. "I'm also looking for a good relationship with the coach and a good environment. I like the West Coast and also maybe the South."

While Clark said that playing at a high level would be nice, playing time is more important. "Early playing time is definitely important," Clark said. "If I had a chance to go to a big-time school, and maybe not play very much, or play at a lesser school maybe earlier, I'd rather play."

Clark went on to talk about the timing of his decision. "I'll definitely take a few visits," said Clark. "I don't want to rush it – this is four years of my life. I don't want to make a decision and then regret it because I didn't look at other places."

Clark said he's averaging about 12 points and nine assists per game this year. He told us his core GPA is about 2.5 and he scored 1190 on the SAT.

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