Stevie Clark Update: Tuesday

There are some interesting developments with the 2013 point guard, Stevie Clark, from Oklahoma. Reports are that he won't re-classify to the 2012 class...

New Breaking Development: Stevie Clark has cancelled his official UCLA visit, which was scheduled to start today.

The decision was based on Clark now leaning toward returning for his senior year in high school.


Yesterday's story:

Stevie Clark, the four-star point guard from Oklahoma City (Okla.) Douglass, plans to visit UCLA tomorrow.

It's an official visit, which means that Clark, who is part of the 2013 class, has re-classified to the 2012 class.

Clark, the 5-10, high-scoring prospect, though, could still take the official visit and return to the 2013 class and play his senior season in high school, according to sources.

It had been reported that Clark had decided to return to high school for his senior year, but we're hearing the Clark family is still uncertain at this time. His official visit to UCLA, starting Tuesday, will be a considerable factor in that decision.

Clark, who is the #65-ranked player in the national class of 2013, participated in last weekend's NBA Players Camp, and was widely considered one of the best prospects at the camp.

At the camp he spoke with Scout.com's Brian Snow, and Snow wrote this story on Clark:

There might not be a better scorer in all of the 2013 class than Oklahoma City Douglass High School product Stevie Clark. The small guard is capable of going off for 30 points during any game, and now is developing more point guard skills to go with his unique scoring. One of the goals of the NBPA Top 100 Camp is show the top high school prospects what they need to work on to get to the highest level, and Clark is one who feels he benefitted during the camp.

"I am doing what the coaches want," said Clark during the camp. "I am running the team and keeping others involved. I like the camp because I am learning and I know it will help me going forward."

With his explosive scoring ability it can at times be a bit of a challenge to find the right balance between looking for his own shots and creating for others.

"It is tough, but I like to get my teammates involved first and then I try to get going when I know my team needs a basket," said Clark.

Still when Clark has it working from deep it is fun to watch, and he says when he gets in the zone he knows how to handle things.

"It is good it makes teams second guess themselves," said Clark about his explosive scoring abilities. "They wonder if they should crowd me to take away my shot letting me go around them or play off me and let me shoot. It honestly feels like I can do what I want when I am on like that."

Recruiting wise numerous schools have really picked things up with him.

"UCLA, Florida State, Syracuse, Connecticut, Oklahoma State," Clark noted of the schools recruiting him.

UCLA is a school that recently has been recruiting Clark very aggressively, and he says their past success with guards like him is something that intrigues him about the school.

"I just saw what they did with Russell Westbrook, Jordan Farmar, and all of them," said Clark of UCLA. "They play short guards together, and I am a short guard myself, just playing at a school that I know will play a smaller guard allows me to do what I do best which is shoot the ball and score."

Even though Clark and former Oklahoma State guard Keiton Page have some differences, both are undersized scorers. Clark saw the way Page was used in the Cowboys system and it is something that might work well for him.

"Coach (Travis) Ford told me I could come in and shoot the ball like Keiton did since he is leaving," said Clark. "I could come in and shoot the ball like him, and hopefully do a little better than he did because he did great over there. If that is a good fit for me and my family I might go there."

After flirting with the idea of graduating early and becoming a member of the 2012 class, Clark decided to remain in 2013 and says he plans to take his official visits before making a decision.


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