Four-star prospect Rotnei Clarke is a valued commodity because of his savvy and ability to shoot the basketball. One school with a history of players like Clarke has secured an official visit, and the 6-foot, 175-pound point guard from Claremore (Okla.) Verdigris High School is deciding who else to visit among six other schools.
On September 8 Clarke will travel to Spokane, Wash., to visit West Coast Conference power Gonzaga.
"Gonzaga is just one school that I felt I needed to visit because of what they have done with guards like me," said Clarke. "It doesn't mean they are my leader or anything, but they are definitely a school that I need to look at."
Clarke named six schools that are in the mix for the other four official visits. Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Memphis, Kentucky and Arizona State made the cut.
And there is one other school who isn't in the running for an official visit but is very much in the running for ultimately landing Clarke- Oral Roberts, where his dad is on the coaching staff.
"Oral Roberts is an option for me," he said. "It's an option knowing the coaching staff and considering what Coach Sutton has done there. I also like the Christian atmosphere on the campus."
Clarke is the No. 83 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
Rotnei Clarke scouting report:
Clarke is nothing short of being a phenomenal shooter. He has extremely deep range and can hit the long ball on the move. A very cerebral player, he knows how to use screens and on defense he makes up for his shortcomings athletically. More than just a shooter, Clarke handles the ball well and can score off floaters when driving to his right.