Primer: Marvin Clark Decision

2014 F Marvin Clark will make his college decision at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Who's the favorite? Read more to find out.

Marvin Clark, a 2014 forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, will announce his decision Monday at 10:30 a.m. This primer should get you ready.

THE BASICS: Clark is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound small forward. He's listed as only a two-star prospect, but has burst onto the scene with his play of late. Clark is primarily a perimeter shooter, but his skill level for his size makes him unique.

THE SUITORS:Clark will choose between Indiana, Michigan State, Kansas State and Seton Hall. He took visits to all four schools, most recently to Indiana. The Hoosiers and Spartans both got on Clark fairly late in the process.

THE RECRUITMENT: Indiana got in on Clark somewhat late, but came after him hard. The Hoosiers hosted him for a home game against Nebraska, which IU lost. They backed off a little bit just before the visit because Michigan State got involved and the IU staff felt as if Clark was being pushed to East Lansing.

Clark's coach at Sunrise is a big supporter of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, and is pushing Clark in that direction. Clark is also a teammate of Lourawls Nairn, a 2014 Michigan State signee. The Hoosiers threatened to hop out of the recruitment unless Clark gave them his last visit, which he decided to do. He visited Michigan State the weekend before his mid-week trip to Bloomington.

THE DECISION: Michigan State is considered to be the heavy favorite for the reasons I mentioned above, but the Hoosiers are in the mix, obviously. Before Robert Johnson made his decision in September, many experts said he'd pick North Carolina or Virginia. He's now a Hoosier. So you never know.

THE AFTERMATH: If the Hoosiers land Clark, it'd add some good perimeter depth on the wing. Clark is a better overall prospect than Max Hoetzel because of his versatility. He's not a program-changer in the way maybe James Blackmon Jr. or Johnson are, but Clark would be a solid pickup.

He Indiana doesn't land him, it's not the end of the world. The Hoosiers are in on a number of other spring signees in this class as well as Temple transfer Anthony Lee.


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