It isn't that Cameron Clark has been some total unknown in the state of Texas. There's little doubt that coaches and recruiting analysts who have done their homework new all about him. However, it's also fair to say that nobody realized just how good the high flying 6-foot-6 wing from Sherman (TX) High really was.
Running with a new summer team, Team Texas, at last weekend's Real Deal in the Rock, Clark had his game on full display. He hit deep threes, attacked off the dribble and splashed pull-up jumpers from the high post while also throwing down some of his trademark jams.
If the ultimate plan was to increase his exposure and reputation by playing with a new team, he's doing a pretty good job of it.
"I think it's going pretty good," said Clark of his experience with a new squad. "I like my teammates and I think we are playing pretty well together."
Despite a fairly well rounded game, many observers often fail to look past his athleticism. While he doesn't mind being known as an athlete, Clark also points out that there's much more to his game.
"I've got a lot of athleticism so sometimes people think I'm just an athlete," said Clark of his game. "I believe that I can do a lot more than just jump so I have to show people and prove to them what I can do."
Among those already sold on his game are college coaches. In fact, Clark claims offers from what is already a pretty impressive list.
As for the Jayhawks, Clark says that he and the Kansas staff are still getting to know each other. His recruitment has primarily been handled by Danny Manning to this point and he likes what he sees out of the Jayhawks.
"I like them a lot," Clark told Phog.Net. "I like the way they play. Their offense looks like it would be a fit for me."
Still early in the process, Clark is focusing on a strong finish to his junior year in the classroom. Then he'll focus on a big summer and look to set his official visits sometime after July. It's those visits that will be most important.
"Distance isn't really going to matter to me," said Clark of choosing a school. "I've just got to get on visits to these places and get a feel for the team and how I would fit in."