Sunday, March 13, 2011

Clark leads country in 3-point field goal percentage

The Manatee-Sarasota County area has not been exactly known for turning out top level basketball players in recent years, but Gary Clark might dispel that notion for at least the time being.

The 6-5 Clark finished this career at Wake Forest with the best 3-point shooting percentage in the country. The former Booker High star, who helped spark the Tornadoes to a state championship in 2006, leads the country with a 55.3 three-point field goal percentage.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t good enough to keep post season hopes alive for the Deacons, who finished with a dismal 8-24 record. Clark converted 52 of 94 attempts from beyond the arc and averaged 10.9 points per game for the season. He shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line and 51.5 percent overall from the field.

He plans to remain at Wake Forest and work as a graduate assistant with the basketball team as he pursues a Masters degree.

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