OU basketball: Cameron Clark has taken over leadership role for Sooners

Clark has been everything the Sooners could've hoped. He's turned from a flash drunker into an all-around threat on the floor.
by Ryan Aber Published: January 3, 2014
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“The results have been consistent so his confidence has remained high and again, as a result of putting in that extra time, I think he was prepared to do well and then when he did do well, his confidence soared and he's just continued to be very consistent,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said.

The Sooners made it to the NCAA Tournament last season thanks in large part to the do-everything, lead-everyone mentality of Romero Osby.

With Osby gone and just one other senior on the roster, Clark accepted that role without hesitation.

“Cam's a cool cat guy,” sophomore guard Buddy Hield said. “He doesn't say too much. But he's more vocal, encouraging us now. What Ro did last year, that's taking on the team and leading us to new heights, Cam's doing this year.”

ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla has seen Clark play plenty, especially over the last two seasons as his son, James, has played for the Sooners.

The elder Fraschilla said Osby has left an enduring mark on this year's Sooners through Clark.

“What makes them a dangerous team is that he's become this year's Ro Osby, a tweener who can score inside and out, also becoming a better leader and someone the younger guys can look up to,” Fraschilla said. “The legacy of Ro Osby, I think, was left behind in the way that Cameron has attacked his senior year.”

by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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