Hokies In Pursuit Of WF Chris Clarke

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Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA) class of 2015 wing guard/forward Chris Clarke has compiled a solid list of scholarship offers that includes Creighton, George Washington, Iowa State, Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota, Old Dominion, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. Indiana, North Carolina and Syracuse have also expressed interest according to the 6’6” rising senior.

Hokies head coach Buzz Williams showed his interest level when he made an in-home visit in April. Clarke says Williams was the only coach to do this.

“Coach Buzz, he’s a great guy. I just like talking to him. He’s a great guy,” said Clarke, an athletic, quick wing prospect.

Clarke says Williams indicated he wants to get the Virginia Tech program “better” and that he wants players with “a good work ethic.”

Clarke isn’t tipping his hand in terms of favorites or even a decision timetable. He did, however, discuss what type of basketball team he would like to play for.

“An up-tempo team. A team that likes to play defense… a scrappy team,” he said.

Visit-wise, Clarke intends on checking out the University of Minnesota within the next week while in Minneapolis for the fourth leg of the 2014 Nike EYBL. No other visits have been scheduled at this point.

A first-team all-state selection as a junior, Clarke led the Dolphins to a 26-1 overall record in 2013/2014. He stepped up as a leader for Mark Hall’s club this past season, and he has turned in some quality play for Boo Williams on the AAU circuit this spring.

“This year I had to take on role of being the number one player, the man on the team. I just tried to contribute as best I could,” Clarke said of his junior season at Cape Henry.

On Boo Williams, “I’ve just tried to come on this team and play my role. Rebound, play defense, do what they tell me to do,” Clarke said.

TSL’s Take

Click here to read Corey Evans’ take on Clarke on our new sister site, HoopsIntel.com. Following this past Sunday’s play at the 2014 Nike EYBL in Hampton, I have now seen Clarke play a handful of times. This past Sunday I thought he looked more aggressive than I had seen him in the past. This was against better competition, too, so I was impressed. Quick and with