Earl Clark: McDonald's All-American

6-9 University Louisville signee Earl Clark was selected to play in the 2006 McDonald's All-America game Wednesday. Clark, a lithe guard/forward from Rahway, New Jersey, is the third Cardinal signee in the past three years to be named to the exclusive team.

6-9 Louisville signee Earl Clark was selected to play in the 2006 McDonald's All-America game Wednesday.

Clark, a guard/forward from Rahway, New Jersey, led his high school team to the semifinals of the Union County Tournament before losing to powerful St. Patrick's Wednesday night. Clark averaged 24 points as a senior and was selected to play in the Roundball Classic earlier this month.

The Cardinals have signed a McDonald's All-American each of past three years. In 2004, Sebastian Telfair signed with Louisville, but entered the NBA Draft instead of attending college. In 2005, Amir Johnson by-passed Louisville for the Detroit Pistons. Three years ago, James Lang verbally committed to Louisville, but entered his name in the NBA, too.

Should Clark arrive at U of L next fall, he would be Rick Pitino's first McDonald's All-American since coming to Louisville five years ago.

Only one other Big East program, Georgetown, signed a player selected to participate in the game. Hoya recruit Vernon Macklin will team with Clark for the East.

The 2006 McDonald's All-American Game will be played March 29 at Cox Arena in San Diego.

EAST TEAM

  • Earl Clark (Louisville)
  • Mike Conley (Ohio State)
  • Javaris Crittenton (Georgia Tech)
  • Wayne Ellington (North Carolina)
  • Gerald Henderson (Duke)
  • Tywon Lawson (North Carolina)
  • Vernon Macklin (Georgetown)
  • Greg Oden (Ohio State)
  • Scott Reynolds (Oklahoma)
  • Lance Thomas (undecided)
  • Brandan Wright (North Carolina)
  • Thaddeus Young (Georgia Tech)

    WEST TEAM

  • Darrell Arthur (undecided)
  • D.J. Augustin (Texas)
  • Chase Budinger (Arizona)
  • Demond Carter (Baylor)
  • Sherron Collins (Kansas)
  • Daequan Cook (Ohio State)
  • Kevin Durant (Texas)
  • Spencer Hawes (Washington)
  • James Keefe (UCLA)
  • Brook Lopez (Stanford)
  • Robin Lopez (Stanford)
  • Jon Scheyer (Duke)


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