HOOPS RECRUITING: Top 25 junior likes Oklahoma

Putnam City, Okla. power forward Keith Clark talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.

Keith Clark, PF, JR, 6'9, 225, PUTNAM CITY, OKLAHOMA:

JH: How is your season going?

KC: "I think I am averaging 15 points and 10 boards a game."

JH: With so much talent on the Putnam City team it is hard to post any numbers isn't?

KC: "It is hard, but it all works out."

JH: Have you enjoyed your move to Putnam City from Midwest City?

KC: "I have enjoyed most of my time there at Putnam City. The teachers are nice and the kids are nice."

JH: How do you feel your team is playing?

KC: "I think we are doing fine and we are playing good ball together. We are 14-0 and ranked No. 1 in class 6A."

JH: I believe the Scout Network has you ranked as one of the top 25 players in the country, or top 30. How do you feel about your ranking?

KC: "Yeah, I feel good about that. I need to thank my coach and my AAU coach for getting me started. When I first started I saw kids get ranked higher than me and that made me work harder, and I am still working hard today to get better."

JH: I have seen you are several OU games. Do you like OU a great deal?

KC: "Yeah, I have a strong thing for Oklahoma because most of my family wants me to go there. My family wants me to play close to home and Oklahoma is very close."

JH: Are you close to committing to OU?

KC: "Oklahoma is a strong leader. I have thought about committing to them, but I am not quite ready to do that. They are such a strong leader that you can say that is probably where I am going to go."

JH: What other schools are you considering?

KC: "I am considering Texas Tech, Kansas and UNC Charlotte."

JH: What part of your game are you still concerned about?

KC: "I am trying to work on my ballhandling, jump shot and my defense."

JH: You seem to have a good low post game already. Do you have several moves that you already have down pretty good?

KC: "There are some that I like, but there are some others that I need to work on."

JH: How impressed are you with the play of the Sooners two big guys — Kevin Bookout and Taj Gray?

KC: "It makes me feel good because I think I can in and play some early at OU. I think I am good enough to do similar things that they do or at least I hope so because they are such a big influence to their team."


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