Less than a week after Wes Clark cut his college list to six, the 2013 point guard made up his mind: He’s headed to Missouri, according to ESPN recruiting analyst Dave Telep.
Considered one of the top performers of the summer, Clark recently rose to No. 68 on the Rivals.com150. The 6-foot, 175-pound Clark, regarded as a gritty point guard who can defend and attack, picked Missouri over UConn, Michigan State, San Diego State, Dayton and Pittsburgh.
Clark visited the UConn campus in mid-August with high school teammate, 6-foot-4 combo guard E.C. Matthews. After the visit, Matthews listed UConn, Marquette, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Xavier, USC , Missouri and Arizona as possible destinations. He didn’t rule out the possibility of a “package deal” with Clark.
“If the situation is right, I could see us playing together (in college),” Matthews said.
Matthews, a slashing guard with a little Jerome Dyson in his game, said UConn and Missouri were two of the schools recruiting both Romulus, Mich. guards.
With Clark off the board, UConn has most of its point guard eggs in the Terrence Samuel basket. A physical 6-foot-3 Brooklyn product, Samuel visited Storrs this past Friday. He told the New York Post that he’d make a college decision on Nov. 1.