A Look At 2006 Prospects

Though it was only a consolation game, Earl Clark and Tyrell Biggs had their own personal individual war going on. Biggs, who plays for Don Bosco in New Jersey, was asked to defend Clark, a 6-foot-8 point guard from Rahway High School in New Jersey.<br><br>

What progressed between the two also resulted in a very exciting 68-65 victory by Rahway yesterday afternoon inside the gyms of Seton Hall University. "He was tough and big," Clark said of their match. "I was happy our team won."

Clark scored 37 points, including five three-pointers. Many high school and AAU coaches seemed to reach a conclusion that it was perhaps the best individual matchup of the tournament. Biggs was equally effective, scoring 27 points. But Clark had the ball many more times in his hands than Biggs and made the Don Bosco defense pay.

Clark could be a top 20 player in the 2006 class. He has the size, the ball skills, and the perimeter jumper to intimidate any defense. Clark also dribbled drived past his defenders a few times late in the game on Sunday to set up open teammates for easy baskets.

Earl said he is going to play for the New Jersey Roadrunners this summer. The Roadrunners will compete at the Super Showcase and the National AAU tournament in late July in Orlando, Florida.

Clark is likely to have his pick of schools. "I grew up liking Georgetown," he said. "But I am open. I also have heard from Cincinnati, Rutgers, and Syracuse."

Earl said he doesn't have a favorite. Most college coaches will have their first serious look at his skills come this July.

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