No. 34 player in the class of 2006 Keith Clark transferred during the season to Putnam City (Okla.) High School and helped them finish runner up in the state. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward, who will play AAU for Athletes First, has a top three schools.
"My top three schools are Oklahoma, UConn, and Maryland,” said Clark, who was named to the state all tournament team. “I don't have a favorite right now."
"I like the fact that Oklahoma is close to home. My family will be able to attend my games. I also like their fans They have great fans. I know all their coaches and have a great relationship with all of them."
"I like Maryland’s style of play. I like how they get up and down the court and get after it on defense."
“UConn teaches you how to play defense. I also like how they give the ball to their big men a lot."
Coach Burtschi of Putnam City had these comments about Clark, who averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds while at Putnam City.
“He is extremely athletic and can play facing or with his back-to-the-basket,” said Coach Burtschi, who coach the West team in the McDonalds All-American Game. “He probably will develop into a three in college. He is a slasher who can take it to the rim. He needs to work on his pull up jumper.”
Clark had this take on his game as he heads into the AAU season. His Athletes First team will be playing in this weekends Boo Williams event.
"I need to keep getting better defensively,” said Clark. “I also need to make sure I hustle all the time. I’m going to work a lot this summer on my ball handling and my perimeter skills."
"I think that my greatest strength is that I crash the boards on both ends of the court. I can also can score well in the post or on the perimeter."