Deacs Show Interest In Shooter

There aren't many unsigned shooters left in the class of 2007, so it's not surprising that Gary Clark is a hot commodity. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound SG has made a lot of changes within the year and is hearing from a number of heavy hitters.

After winning a state championship at Sarasota (Fla.) Booker last season, Gary Clark started making changes. The first thing he changed was high schools as he transferred from Booker to Montverde (Fla.) Academy.

"Gary Clark is the real deal," Montverde Academy Coach Kevin Sutton said. "He is a complete player. It speaks volumes as to the type of person/player he is that he would leave his high school and attend a brand new high school in his senior year."

Then in mid-October, Clark opted to open up his recruitment. The once Gator commit is now averaging 16 points a game for Kevin Sutton's undefeated squad and is known as the best available shooter in the country.

Clark, who averages 43-percent from behind the three-point line, is being recruited by Cincinnati, Florida, Illinois, Wake Forest, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Rutgers. Sutton said Clark will evaluate the schools and take a few visits when the season ends.

"He will sit down with his family and me to set up his visits. Upon taking his visits, then he will sign in the spring."

According to Sutton, Clark hopes to play in a top conference and at a school with a great academic program.

"What he is looking for in a school is top level academics as he is a honor roll student, who is a full qualifier that has passed the English AP exam as a junior. He wants to play at the highest level of college basketball, in a great conference, for a coach who plays a high premium on skill development."

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