Prep basketball star Stephen Clark will stay at Douglass High School for senior season

by Scott Wright Published: June 19, 2012
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The wild roller-coaster ride the last month has been appears to finally be over for Douglass basketball standout Stephen Clark.

In a text message to The Oklahoman late Monday night, his mother, Dorshell Clark, confirmed that her son will remain at Douglass for his senior season, rather than graduate early to enter college in the fall.

“Stephen advised me (Monday night) that he wants to stay in school and complete his senior season,” Dorshell Clark said. “He said he didn't give himself enough time to make such a big decision.”

Stephen Clark had been looking into opportunities at a half-dozen or more colleges for the fall, but he'll have four times as many possibilities by staying in the 2013 class. Harvard is the latest program to come on board in pursuit of the 5-foot-11, 175-pound point guard, who has more than 25 scholarship offers.

Clark averaged 25 points and 11 assists as a junior, leading the Trojans to their third consecutive state championship. By staying, he'll get one more season with his younger brother, Deondre, who plays basketball, but has developed into a highly targeted football prospect. He will be a junior in the fall, but already has seven major-college offers, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and LSU.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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