Big summer catapults Clark 

September, 4, 2012
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There are good guards in the Class of 2013. There are few great guards. The separators between players ranked 5-25 on the point guard list are relatively indistinguishable in a broad sense.

While some of the prospects survived – and in some cases advanced – because of their solid play, the summer yielded few breakthrough point guards. One of them was Wesley Clark (Romulus, Mich./Romulus). Last week, Clark committed to Missouri. A Top 100 player, there’s more to his story than a number (ESPN 100 No. 71) and his ascension is worth a second look.

When the roster came out for the LeBron James Skills Academy, it’s fair to say that Clark’s inclusion was a surprise. Following a solid, but not spectacular by any means, spring EYBL run, Clark snuck onto the roster. When camp was over, a strong case could have been made on his behalf that he outperformed all the other points in attendance. He played his way into an invitation to the Nike Global Games.