The Baylor Bears have one commitment for the 2017 basketball class, and it is a good one in rising junior Tristan Clark. The newly minted 4-star recruit was recently ranked by SCOUT.com as the 79th best recruit for 2017, and the 11th best power forward. A Texas native, Clark transferred to Findlay Prep in Nevada for his junior year, playing on one of the top teams in the nation. "(Findlay Prep) has been an interesting experience. My first time away from home, and playing against some great competition" said Clark.
Clark, along with teammate Markus Howard, visited Baylor Saturday for the Bears game against West Virginia. It was actually his first Baylor game to attend, and one that he called great. "This was actually my first Baylor game to attend, and even though they didn't get the win, it was a great atmosphere."
After the game, Clark and Howard were given a tour of Baylor and the facilities there. He also got to put a Baylor jersey on for the first time in a photo shoot, something that he said was "amazing. It just felt right". All in all, it was a great visit to Baylor, talking and bonding with the coaching staff.
With the Dick's Sporting Good National Championship coming up later in March, the focus will turn back to high school basketball, where he hopes to help his team win it all. After the semester is over, he is excited about coming back home, and visiting the Baylor campus once again.
When asked if he had plans to visit any other schools, the response was clear and easy. "No, sir, I am a Baylor Bear."