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There is no doubt that he can play, the only question is whether he will be doing it as part of the class of 2007 or the class of 2008. With offers from schools across the country, this talented prep basketballer talks recruiting and his future plans.

4-Star basketball player Andre Clark has covered so much ground in the past few months that he has become a hot commodity. The 6-9 205 bigman from North Little Rock, Arkansas has been described as one of the most talented players to come out of AAU team Arkansas Hawks since current NBA star Joe Johnson played with the team. Clark's AAU coach, Bill Ingram, took the time to give some insight into what Clark brings onto the court and how he handles himself off the court.

"Andre is a great character kid. He is a church-going kid, and he is a guy that is going to make all the right decisions. He is a really good teammate. [On the court] Andre is very versatile, and he creates matchup problems for most big guys because he can put the ball on the floor and go around them. He shoots the jumper really well, and he can shoot the jump hook with both his left and right hands."

Coach Ingram explains that Clark has the ability to be successful playing back to the basket or face to the basket, and also brings a solid defensive intensity to the floor.

"He is so long, lengthy, and athletic he gets his hand on a bunch of shots. He has quick feet on defense."

While Clark seems to have most of the skills needed to be successful on the next level, getting stronger is one key ingredient his AAU coach feels is needed.

"He needs to get stronger, but that's normal. When he gets stronger, there is no telling how good Andre can be."

With offers from Colorado, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Georgia, West Virginia, Indiana and Baylor, Coach Ingram explains that Clark is also being heavily recruited by Kentucky and Arizona.

It is perhaps fair to say that Andre Clark is no longer the biggest sleeper this Spring. We caught up with Andre Clark and got a few thoughts on his recruitment and his future plans. Clark explains that depending on how he performs on his upcoming test this Saturday, determines whether he will have the ability to classify as a 2007 recruit. However, even if he performs well on the test, there is no guarantee that Clark will classify as a 2007 recruit, as he still has the option to go to prep school.

Clark lists Colorado, Baylor, and Arizona as his top 3 schools, and he talks a little about each school.

"Arizona is in the Pac-10, and I have always liked the Pac-10. They are an up-tempo team, and I like the way they play."

"Baylor and Colorado both say that I have the best opportunity to play if I come in and do the work."

With so much waiting in the wings, all eyes will be on the talented big man out of Arkansas. Keep it tuned to Scout.com for all the latest on Andre Clark, his recruitment, and the latest news.


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