The Crisp County (Ga.) 6-3 ½, 185-pound rising senior shooting guard averaged 26 points per game a year ago, but it took until this year – his first on the national AAU circuit – to get the attention of some of the big-time colleges down south.
``I think I bring something different to the table than a lot of the top guards in my class," Clinch said. "A lot of them can either shoot the 3-pointer or get to the basket. I can shoot the three-ball and also bring the dribble-drive."
Clinch, whose favorite player these days is Ben Gordon, gave up football a year ago even though he was slated to be the starting wide receiver this past season and the starting quarterback his senior campaign. He made the move to concentrate solely on basketball.
``Everything changed after the Charlie Weber tournament," Clinch said. "People were asking where I've been hiding, but I've been doing this for a while. I've just never played on the national level."
On one hand, Clinch said he'd like to go somewhere he can get some playing time and make an impact fairly quickly – as he was able to do early on in his high school career. However, he also said that he's not afraid to earn playing time – and that's why he's strongly considering Georgia – despite the fact coach Dennis Felton has already received commitments from in-state guards Louis Williams and Mike Mercer.
``A lot of people have told me not to look at Georgia," he added. "But I'm keeping them in there because they're trying to build a national championship program and that's something I can be a part of. It'd be a challenge for me to get playing time and step up my game with the guards they have coming in there."
``I'm going to be patient and see who will stick with my after July," Clinch continued." I want to see which schools have been with me before July and which stay with me afterwards. That way you know whose "A" list you're on."