October was an intense month of recruiting, with programs from coast to coast pursuing him. Ultimately, he chose Oklahoma State over Baylor, Missouri and a few others.
He signed in early November, but even that brought stress. He went back and forth on his decision, then he and his mother got the paperwork to OSU late at night in the final hours of the signing period.
“Vegas was the hardest for me, just letting him go,” Dorshell Clark said. “With the work he had put in, I felt the need to allow him to go.
“We were very stressed out during the recruiting process. Everything was a teaching process.”
Once the season started, things got a little easier, until injuries started popping up. He suffered a stress fracture in his left wrist around Christmas, and dealt with the pain the rest of the year.
His sprained ankle at the state tournament nearly kept him out of the semifinals. But he played that game, and the next, scoring 51 in the finals, his last two free throws clinching the 82-80 win over Roland.
“It felt great to win another championship,” Clark said. “I knew it was my last time to play high school basketball. Now I got time to take a break and start getting ready for Oklahoma State.”