Tristan Clark, a 4-star power forward, signed with Baylor

Tristan Clark, a 4-star power forward from San Antonio, signed his letter of intent with Baylor University today.

The Baylor Bears signed 4-star forward Tristan Clark today.  Clark is a 6-foot-8 forward from San Antonio, who played his junior year at powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada, will play his senior season back home in Texas.  

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Clark emerged on the scene as a sophomore  at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational just two years ago, and was offered by Baylor, Rice, Oregon, UNLV and Creighton.  After blowing up in October of 2014, Clark committed to Baylor in October of 2015, becoming the first and only verbal commit for the 2017 class.  

“The first time I walked on the campus it just felt right,” Clark said. “I liked the basketball program. The little town of Waco fits me real well. I like the coaching staff. It’s just the perfect fit. It’s close to home and I just felt like it was the best fit.”

As for why Clark is now a Baylor Bear? Credit Scott Drew once again.  

“Coach Drew is a real positive guy,” he said. “He’s an energy guy. He doesn’t let you down. He just wants to help you. I like him a lot. You can talk about anything. It can be about anything. He’s just an energy and positive guy. That’s what I really like about him.”

http://www.scout.com/player/194583-tristan-clark

The Bears are not expected to sign any other recruits during the early period, but could have 1-2 more scholarships to fill for the 2017 class.  As always, stay tuned for more on Baylor basketball here at BearsIllustrated.com.

Evaluation

Clark is a young four man - he should be a 2018 prospect age wise - who keeps improving as a prospect. He plays very hard and has good touch around the basket. Clark rebounds very well for the position due to his size, feel and motor. He's a very consistent and productive post. He'll need to improve his post moves and ability to knock down jumpers, but Clark has a lot of value for the next level.

Strengths

  • Finishing
  • Motor
  • Rebounding

Areas to Improve

  • Jump Shot
  • Post Moves

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