UCLA and Clarkson Mutally Interested

The talented transfer from Tulsa, Jordan Clarkson, could visit UCLA officially...

Jordan Clarkson, the 6-4 sophomore shooting guard who is transferring from Tulsa, has interest in UCLA.

The interest, too, is mutual.

Clarkson averaged 16.5 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 37% from three-point range, and was generally considered Tulsa's best player in the 2011-2012 season.

In March, Clarkson informed Tulsa he intended to transfer after Tulsa fired its coach, Doug Wojcik. Since then it's been a bit of a tumultuous situation.

Initially, Tulsa would only grant Clarkson permission to speak to a small list of schools. Clarkson's father, Mike Clarkson, publicly criticized Tulsa, but by late April the two parties reached an agreement. Tulsa has now only not released Clarkson to three schools, and the involved parties have declined to name which three.

Among the schools that Tulsa wouldn't release Clarkson to originally were Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Missouri and Arizona, and the three remaining on the no-transfer list are among those schools.

It has been reported that Clarkson will visit Missouri and Illinois, and intends to take his five total visits. We've heard from sources that UCLA has a good chance of getting one of those visits.

UCLA is actively recruiting him, according to sources. Clarkson would have to sit out one year due to NCAA transfer rules, and then have two years of eligibility remaining.

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