Clark Looking To Finish Strong

It's been a big spring and summer for Texas wing Cameron Clark. Phog.Net caught up with him while he's in Kansas City for the Hoop City Classic.

As the month of July winds down, Cameron Clark can see the light at the end of the tunnel. After a terrific spring and summer with Team Texas, the 6-foot-6 wing from Sherman (Tex.) High is starting to look forward to some down time. But, before that comes he's got a few events left.

In suburban Kansas City for the inaugural Hoop City Classic, Clark was welcomed by a good crowd looking to see why he's so highly regarded. Confident, Clark likes that people are coming to see him plya.

"I've got to show it, show them what I can do," said Clark of playing with the tag of being a highly rated player. "It just means that I've got to play harder every day."

Long and lean, Clark's specialty is performing on the offensive end. A small forward who can create for himself off the dribble, he agrees with those who see his game off the dribble as a strength.

"I can go with one step or one dribble and two dribble pull-ups.," said Clark. "I can shoot the three, dribble and take it the rim. Mainly my strength is with the jump shot."

Of course, Clark knows that his game is far from complete and he's working to round out his game.

"I could always keep working on my defense," said Clark That and my ball handling are what I'm working on."

While he stopped short of saying that they are his top five, Clark mentioned Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kentucky and Arkansas as the schools who have really made him feel like he's their guy.

Of Kansas, Clark said that the Jayhawks are coming stronger of late and that the top dog is leading the charge.

"Kansas, coach Bill Self is just a cool dude and tells you how it is," Clark told Phog.Net. "I feel like I could fit in well with their program and how they play."

For now, Clark is focused on finishing out his summer like he started the spring. He figures he'll step away from things a little in early August before finalizing his list and setting up visits. He's planning on taking all five and says that it will be a combination of academics and development that sways his decision.

"The school program, you know the academics," said Clark when asked what would be most important to his decision. "Also, who is going to get me better every day and put the time in with me?"


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