A Closer Look At Commit Donte Clark

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Donte Clark

Last weekend, Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball program scored a commitment from highly regarded guard Donte Clark , a Charlotte (N.C.) native attending Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, VA) this year.  The 6’4″ senior is categorized as a shooting guard by Rivals.com (which ranks him as a 4-star) and Scout.com (3-star), and as a small forward by ESPN.com (4-star).  Last weekend, though, he revealed the Hokies want him to play point guard.

Clark gained valuable experience running the point for the Georgia Stars AAU squad this spring and summer.

“Donte ran the point the majority of the summer,” said Stars head coach Troy Vincent.  “Even when he played off the ball, he would eventually get the ball in his hands.”

Vincent, who only coached the Tech-bound recruit for one AAU season, says Clark became more comfortable playing the point as the AAU season progressed.

“He had to transition from being more of a combo guard,” Vincent said.  “He took some lumps, but his decision-making got better.  He’s a phenomenal athlete.  He’s a true scoring point guard.”

Rev. Zeke, TSL’s own basketball recruiting guru, watched Clark run the point this AAU season.

“I thought Clark showed great improvement this summer with his AAU team in running a team and handling the point guard duties,” Zeke said.  “His handle and decision-making have improved.  I didn’t see him as a prospect that could project to the point position earlier in his career.  His summer play and recent improvement have allowed me to see that he certainly has the chance to project at the college level as being able to at least be a combo guard with point possibilities.”

Zeke added:  “ Donte Clark will get an opportunity to play point guard at Virginia Tech