Missouri Nabs Verbal Commitment from 2013 Guard Wesley Clark

The summer can be a very opportune time for many recruits across the nation. Time and time again, you hear new names emerging through the months of July and August thanks to their stellar play on the AAU circuit.

2013 prospect Wesley Clark became a prime example of this, and the 6-foot guard took full advantage of his hype, verbally committing to Missouri on Wednesday night.

Tigers’ head coach Frank Haith has a stud in junior point guard Phil Pressey. One of the top play makers, not only in the Big 12, but in the nation, Pressey is looking to make considerable strides in helping Missouri get back amongst the country’s best in 2012-13.

However, Pressey has this season and next, and then Haith will need to replace his star point guard. The second-year head coach seems like he has already got a succession plan in place.

In addition to Clark, Missouri already holds a verbal commitment from fellow 2013 guard point guard, Travis Jorgenson. Not to mention, 6-foot-4 guard and Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson will also be eligible to play in the Tigers’ back court once that 2013-14 season arrives.

As for Clark, he comes to Columbia by way of Romulus, Michigan, a current attendee of Romulus H.S.

It wasn’t too long ago, that Clark was only receiving interest from a number of regional programs, yet his stellar play proved to be the turning point for the guard’s ability to rise up the rankings and into the top-100 for many national media outlets.

ESPN lists Clark at No. 71 overall, while Rivals pins the 6-foot guard at No. 68.

Clark ran with The Family program during the off-season AAU sessions.

 

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