Evaluation: Chris Clarke

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Cape Henry Collegiate's (Virginia Beach, Va.) Chris Clarke is back on Maryland's radar, and vice versa, and the 6-foot-6 wing was recently at the Victor Oladipo & Ty Lawson All-American Camp at DeMatha. Here's our evaluation of Clarke's game based on his performance at the event.

HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Cape Henry Collegiate's (Virginia Beach, Va.) Chris Clarke is back on Maryland's radar, and vice versa, and the 6-foot-6 wing was recently at the Victor Oladipo & Ty Lawson All-American Camp at DeMatha. Here's our evaluation of Clarke's game based on his performance at the event.

Player: Chris Clarke
Height: 6-6
Pos.: SF
School: Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA)
Year: 2015


Athleticism: Elite -- hands down. Clarke has speed, leaping ability, explosiveness, and wiry strength, which makes for a devastating package.

Shooting: Clarke doesn't really have a traditional jumpshot, but relies heavily on his ability to score off penetration. We've seen him hit a few standing perimeter jumpers, but it's clearly not his calling card.

Ball-handling: Clarke is one of the better handlers from the wing position you will find.

Passing: He has excellent vision in the open court, and a willingness to give up the ball.

Defense: Clarke has a motor, and will make his opponent work for everything he gets on the offensive end of the court.

Rebounding: Pound for pound, inch for inch, he's an excellent rebounder, as his stats throughout the spring and early summer will attest.

Intangibles Much like point guard Kevin Dorsey, the motor and energy level is almost always there with Chris Clarke. He makes winning plays, and momentum changing plays with his big time athleticism. Clarke has been very well coached at Cape Henry by Mark Hall, and it shows in his play.

Summary: It's been on again, off again with Maryland and Chris Clarke, but his unique blend of skills (minus the jumpshot) has plenty of schools interested in his services. His athletic prowess , instincts for the game and energy level will make some college coach extremely happy.

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