JUCO SF Clyburn Weighing Options

Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College sophomore swingman Will Clyburn has some difficult decisions looming regarding his recruiting and where he wants to take the rest of his official visits.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pounder, who projects as a small forward or a big shooting guard wherever he ends up next year, already took an official visit to Saint Louis University several months ago.

Now he's got more four official visits that he can take and, with scholarship offers from eight schools on the table, he'll have to pick which schools fit him best and are worth taking a closer look at.

"I'm looking for a place that fits me," he said, "where I can play my game and bring everything I've got to the table."

The 19-year-old has scholarship offers from Iowa State, Wichita State, Northern Iowa, Duquesne, St. Bonaventure, Utah, Central Michigan and Saint Louis.

His most recent offer was from Iowa State two weeks ago. He said that Providence and Mississippi have both called recently as well.

Clyburn said he plans to set up his remaining four official visits sometime next week.

The Detroit native has already made three trips to visit Saint Louis University in the past year. He made an unofficial visit to the school late last summer, made an official visit during the fall semester and attended Wednesday's Atlantic 10 Conference game against Temple at Chaifetz Arena.

"It was a good atmosphere," he said. "Good game. I liked the crowd, the fans. They were really into it."

Clyburn said his three trips to Saint Louis have all been good. He's met with the coaching staff and all of the players and is "cool with everybody there."

The Marshalltown Community College sophomore could be a good fit for the Billikens, who lack a traditional small forward who can score, shoot, rebound and defend.

"They want me to come in and defend, bring my scoring to the table as a big wing guard," Clyburn said.

The Michigan native said he has played everything from shooting guard to center for his teams in recent years, but schools are recruiting him as a small forward who could also play some shooting guard.

In his two years at Marshalltown, Clyburn has proven that he is a versatile player who can do whatever his team needs him to.

Clyburn had a strong first season at Marshalltown Community College a year ago as a freshman, when he averaged 15.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, shot 47.5 percent from the field and 31.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc. He made 72.6 percent of his free throw attempts.

As a sophomore, Clyburn said he averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per game while his team finished 18-8. He said he was happy with how he played, but noted that there is always room for improvement.

With the spring signing period more than a month away, Clyburn figures to be very busy in the next few weeks as he narrows down his list of schools.


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