Clark on Longhorn's Radar

The Texas Longhorns have two commitments in the 2010 class and are busy evaluating players in the paint, on the wing and at combo guard in search of the correct fits to finish up another talented class. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with a talented wing who just spoke with the Longhorns about a possible offer.

One of the prospects that has emerged early on the spring AAU circuit is Sherman 6-6 wing Cameron Clark. The slasher with improved catch and shoot ability averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior leading the Bearcats to the 4A region II semifinals.

Clark's impressive play began in the first round of the playoffs scoring 33 points in a first round win over Rockwall. He followed with games of 23 and 25 in wins before being held to 12 in a 76-53 loss to Lancaster.

Entering the playoffs, the three-year varsity letterman had received offers from Oklahoma, Kansas, Arizona State and USC with interest coming from a slew of others.

Since the impressive playoff run and subsequent hot start to the spring circuit, Clark has seen his recruitment ascend to another level with offers and interest pouring in from coast to coast.

"I'm considering Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas, USC, UCLA, Memphis and Kentucky," Clark said. "I don't have any favorites right now. I've been offered by Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona State, USC, Oklahoma State, A&M and Baylor."

The latest school to jump into the fray is they Texas Longhorns, who made contact with Clark on Friday.

"Texas called me on Friday. Coach Terry told me they wanted me to come down and check out the campus and everything. I'll probably go down there and check them out," Clark said, whose father reportedly has a liking for Arkansas.

Even if the Longhorns eventually extend an offer, Clark says that won't put Texas in the lead.

"I don't know if Texas moves to the lead if they offer. I like Texas, but I like a lot of other schools too," Clark said.

When it comes to catching the eye of the fast rising junior, style of play will be key as Clark is looking for a quick paced style.

"Style of play is big. A style of play for me would be one that gets up and down. A run and gun team," Clark said.

Cameron Clark Scouting Report

Clark is a legit 6-5.5/6-6 wing prospect that has become a shot maker. The Sherman junior excels in catch and shoot situations from three as well as in the mid-range on the catch or pulling up off of one or two hard dribbles. In transition, Clark has the leaping ability to go with the height and length to finish with dunks. He especially looks comfortable shooting from the corners from three or in the mid-range.

On Saturday in Frisco, Clark hit three three-pointers in his first game as well as two or three mid-range jumpers and had two or three dunks in run outs after opponent turnovers.

In the half court, Clark hasn't shown blow by ability off the dribble all the way to the rim as well as strong finishes taking contact in traffic in slashing situations. Another area for improvement is traffic rebounding.


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