OU basketball: Forward Cam Clark working his way through slump

Clark is still struggling to regain the form that put him solidly in the discussion as one of the most improved players in the country.
by Ryan Aber Published: February 2, 2014


photo - Oklahoma forward Cameron Clark gestures in celebration after an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Clark had 6 rebounds in the in the 88-76 win over rival Oklahoma State. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)
Oklahoma forward Cameron Clark gestures in celebration after an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Clark had 6 rebounds in the in the 88-76 win over rival Oklahoma State. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Just a few weeks ago, Oklahoma senior forward Cam Clark was the leading scorer in the Big 12 and gaining acclaim nationally for his improvement over last season.

After scoring 32 points against Kansas in a 90-83 loss Jan. 8, it wasn't a stretch at all to say Clark was the best player on the floor on either side.

In a game that featured Kansas' great freshmen Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden Jr., Clark was the best.

In that game, Clark tied his career high, which he'd previously accomplished Nov. 23 against then-No. 1 Michigan State, with 32 points.

Less than a month later, though, Clark is still struggling to regain the form that put him solidly in the discussion as one of the most improved players in the country.

Saturday, at No. 16 Iowa State, Clark had yet another tough day from the floor.

For the second consecutive game, Clark scored seven points and was 3 of 7 from the field.

After the 81-75 loss, OU coach Lon Kruger said Clark needed to continue to be a key part of the Sooners' offense.

“We need Cam to do what he can do,” Kruger said. “He hasn't done it as consistently in Big 12 play, but no one wants to more than Cam.”

In the Sooners' first 15 games, ending with his 10-of-18 shooting performance against Kansas, Clark averaged 18.7 points per game to lead the Big 12. He was shooting nearly 50 percent and taking an average of 13.2 shots per game.

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
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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