Kevin McNamara sent a tweet earlier this week in which he said Providence was “trying to line up others” to visit campus this weekend in addition to Brewster Academy wing Alpha Diallo. It appears one of the “others” Ed Cooley and his staff were working on getting to campus was Michigan State transfer Marvin Clark, Jr. Adam Zagoria reported that Clark will visit Providence beginning Thursday with the visit concluding on Saturday. The team’s banquet will be held on Saturday night.
Clark was a role player for Tom Izzo’s Spartan teams the last two seasons, including the team that went to the Final Four in 2015. Clark played 69 career games at Michigan State and had career averages of 4.2 points/game, 2.3 rebounds/game in 10.6 minutes/game. He shot 36.4% from beyond the arc on 88 career attempts and an overall shooting percentage of 51.9%. Clark will have to sit out the 2016-17 season, per NCAA transfer rules. He will then have two more seasons of eligibility at his new school. Clark has dealt with foot injuries going back to his high school days and missed some time last season due to a foot injury. Clark only played 4 minutes against Providence in the Wooden Legacy championship game in late November. He had 3 points a 1 rebound. His career high for point is 15 and for rebounds is 6.
Coming out of high school, ESPN’s Scouting Report described the Kansas City, MO native as “a combination forward that can shoot and rebound.” He chose Michigan State over Indiana and Kansas State. There is an excellent read about Clark’s upbringing and his recruitment process coming out of high school by Brad Wolverton. It’s definitely worth the read, even if to just inform you a bit on some of the behind the scenes that goes on in high major recruiting.
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