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.”