Earl Clark looks forward to helping Cards

U of L basketball signee Earl Clark posted some strong numbers during Sunday afternoon's Roundball Classic in Chicago. Following the game, the Scout.com five-star prospect visited with InsideTheVille.com's Evan Daniels and discussed his expectations for his first year as a Cardinal, the play of Roundball Classic team MVP and future U of L teammate Derrick Caracter and more.

University of Louisville signee Earl Clark wrapped up his all-star tour when he competed as a member of the East team in the Roundball Classic on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. Clark, who was also a member of the 2006 McDonald's All-Star roster, saw 25 minutes of action on Sunday, recording 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in his team's 118-102 loss to the West squad.

Following the game, the Scout.com five-star prospect visited with InsideTheVille.com's Evan Daniels and discussed his expectations for his first year as a Cardinal, the play of Roundball Classic team MVP and future U of L teammate Derrick Caracter and more.

What kind of goals do you have for next year?
"I want to get them back to the tournament. They didn't make it this year. That's one of the goals I want to get Coach P back in the tournament. He's a Hall of Fame coach and a coach like that doesn't deserve to be in the NIT."

On big time players going to the same schools:
"I think it's a good thing a lot of kids are sticking together, it can only make us stronger and better. I think it's a good thing"

How did you meet Derrick and are you two pretty close?
"He lives 10 minutes from my house, we met in 6th or 7th grade playing against each other in middle school and we just got close and started talking and hanging out. He's one of my best friends."

How do you think Derrick played in the Roundball Classic?
"I think he played pretty well. He made a couple of jump shots and he showed flashes of what he's going to do next year and what he's capable of doing."

Do you want to play point guard on the college level?
"Coach is telling me that I could play anywhere. I know he's not a coach that will put you at a certain position. I'd like to float around. I guess I'm going to find out.

Is point what you want to play?
"I like to play anything. I think it's fun for me to give match up problems for guards and big men."

What did you think of the Roundball Classic?
"You saw a lot of guys sharing the ball they weren't just going for the MVP. I think a lot of guys really showed their talent.

Do you think you displayed your talent in the game?
"I think I showed flashes of what I'm going to do next year. I can push the ball get assists and I can shoot. I need to work on my defense now. Coach said if I don't play defense I'm not going to get in."


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