The athletically-gifted Rahshon Clark is tweaking his game this summer at the Des Moines Summer League in anticipation of what could be an exciting follow-up to last season's first NCAA Tournament in four years.
Rahshon Clark isn't satisfied with
his performance so far in the YMCA Capitol City League.
"Out of one-to-10, I'd say I'm
about a seven," he said.
Even at seven, controlling
Clark is a daunting task for the opposition.
Through four games he was fourth in
the league in points per game with a scoring average of 21.8 and fourth in total
3-point field goals with 10.
Last year as a freshman his 51
steals put him fourth on the ISU freshman chart, while his 21 blocks were good
enough for fifth place on the same chart. Clark averaged
7.3 points and 4.1 rebounds and led the Cyclones in field goal percentage
hitting 54 percent of his shots.
But Clark is
most renowned for his electrifying dunks. In fact his dunk against
Virginia early last season was
named the ESPN SportsCenter Play of the Day.
Expect more of the same this
"I'm gonna try," he said.
Minnesota in the first round of
the NCAA Tournament, the Cyclones bowed out after failing to North Carolina
92-65 in the second round.
Carolina] won the national championship so we were proud
of what we did," Clark said.
Tuesday night the NBA held their
annual draft and four Tar Heels were selected including Marvin Williams the No.
2 selection overall.
"I wasn't surprised," said Clark,
who watched a portion of the draft.
In between working camps, playing
in the summer league and taking classes, Clark said he
has been working on his shooting and ball handling.
State will return a nucleus of Curtis Stinson, Will Blalock, John Neal, Tasheed Carr and Anthony Davis, combine that with one of the best recruiting classes in
the nation and the Cyclones look to be on the verge of something special.
"We're expecting to go real far and
not lose as many games as we did last year and make it farther in the NCAA
Tourney," Clark said.