The grassroots basketball circuit offers prospects plenty of opportunity during the months of April and May. Once the lights come on, it's up to a player to seize the opportunity. Cameron Clark didn't just seize the opportunity, the 6-foot-6 wing from Sherman (Tex.) High took it and ran with it during a string of outstanding outings with Team Texas.
As a result, he's skyrocketed up to #26 in Scout.com's national rankings and feels like he's improved along the way.
"It's been a big spring for sure," said Clark. "It feels good. I'm also starting to get better and better every day."
After earning some acclaim last summer as a high level athlete, Clark showed off a much more well rounded game a little bit. He attacks off the dribble, can shoot over defenses out to the three point line and rebounds his position very well.
Because of his rise in the rankings, Clark has noticed a little more trash talk from opponents. While he's not one to do much jaw jacking himself, he doesn't exactly run from it either.
"I like it a little bit," said Clark of the increased attention. "It's a little harder when everybody is coming at you. It just means that you've got to step up your game."
Fairly reluctant to speak directly about one school or another, Clark has become a prime target for programs like Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Texas and several others. He's expected to drop in at elite camps at Kansas and Oklahoma and is also planning a Texas trip soon.
While he remains mum on any favorites or details about each school recruiting him, Clark did say that he's dealing mostly with head coaches and that's the way he likes it.
"It's been mostly head coaches," Clark told Phog.Net of who has been courting him. "That's what I want. I've got to deal with the top man."
Not in any real rush to set up official visits or limit his options, Clark is more focused on the summer.
"Probably at the end of the summer," said Clark when asked about when he would get more serious about his recruitment. "Right around school time begins again or something like that, I'll be setting things up."
Now fully comfortable performing in the spotlight, Clark said his number one requirement is a coach who will let him play his game.
"Playing my game is shooting, bringing it up the court or playing some in the post," said Clark of what playing his game entails. "I'm looking for somebody who is just willing to let me go and do a little bit of all of that."