Friday, January 15, 2016

Gahanna’s Clark Ready for a Breakout

Quincy Clark-Gahanna 2021
As we have proclaimed on many occasions, we absolutely enjoy highlighting under the radar talent.  Well, Quincy Clark (5’4”/PG/2021/Gahanna) is one such player.  He’s been recognized locally as a talent, but for the most part, no one’s really giving him his just due.  We’ve seen Clark on several occasions, most recently at our spring Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, where he played his way onto an all-star game roster, then proceeded to garner Top 5 honors.

Clark is a highly skilled floor general who understands the game, knows how to run a team, and makes his teammates better.  He has elite ball skills and is a proficient scorer, but his best asset is his feel for the game and his ability to deliver passes to his teammates, which are on time and on target. Because he is unselfish, has a “team first” approach to his game, and would prefer to make the right play rather than hunt his own shot, Clark can be easily overlooked in certain settings.

He ran with Pro Bound last season (a D-III team), but will suit up for Coach Marty Finta’s All-Ohio Red 2021 team this summer, where he will have a greater opportunity to shine.  Currently, Clark is the scoring leader on his 6-4 Gahanna Middle School East team and is averaging 10-12 points, 5-6 assists and about 4 steals per game. In terms of his future goals, Clark intends remain in Gahanna and eventually play in Coach Tony Stiab’s Golden Lions program, before moving on and playing college basketball.

Academically, Clark is getting it done as well, as evidenced by his gaudy 3.7 GPA.  In addition, Clark is spiritual, and is active in his local Church.  Two years ago, Clark played quarterback on a local team, but gave up on the sport in order to focus on basketball. We are obviously high on Clark, as we have him ranked among the best in the state in the class of 2022, with a legitimate chance of cracking the top 10.  Moreover, in terms of central Ohio talent, Clark is firmly in the top 5. 

We should get several opportunities to evaluate Clark over the next couple of months at our elite showcase, as well as the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament April 1-3rd.  If Clark lives up to the expectations, he has a chance to make our All-State Team, as well as receive an invitation to the prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star Game.  You heard it hear first; Quincy Clark is the real deal! 

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