He might make it look easy, but Cameron Clark is the first to admit that his success on the basketball court hasn't come without hard work. A 6-foot-6 small forward from Sherman (Tex.) High, Clark has bolted up the national rankings thanks to a strong spring and summer.
Appreciative of the attention that comes along with being ranked highly and chased by college basketball's top programs, Clark isn't taking anything for granted.
"I don't want to let my man outwork me out there," said Clark. "I want to outwork them and give 100% effort every time."
During the month of July, Clark has been doing his thing with a swarm of college coaches watching his every jumper, dunk and rebound. While it isn't easy, he does his best to tune the guys with their school names across their chests out and play.
"I try not to even think about the coaches," said Clark. "I just get lost in trying to play my game."
Ideally, Clark would like to narrow down his school list. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kentucky and Arkansas are among those coming on the strongest, but he's yet to close down his list. Exactly when he'll do that he's not sure, he just knows it isn't now.
"Not yet, I'm just waiting for now.," said Clark when asked about when he plans to put together a final school list. "It's getting harder too."
As for John Calipari's Wildcats, Clark says that they are a hot school with most kids and that playing style has a lot to do with it.
"I don't know what it is about them," said Clark of Kentucky and Calipari. "I really like his coaching style. He lets his guys get up and down the court and that's my thing. I like to get up and down."
In the meantime, Clark is looking forward to finishing out the summer strong when he competes in Nike's Global Challenge in Portland a week from now. After that, he'll take some time to cool off and then look into taking some visits.
"I think that I'm going to take all five visits," said Clark. "I'm not in any rush to do anything."