Earl Clark
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Earl Clark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plainfield, N.J.

High School:
Rahway

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220

Position:
G/F

Experience:
2L


12/07/2008

Louisville Downs Ohio, 91-56

Samardo Samuels led the Cardinals with 19 points

03/27/2008

Louisville vs. Tennessee :: 2008 NCAA Tournamnet

Louisville vs. Tennessee :: 2008 NCAA Tournamnet

01/10/2008

West Virginia vs. Louisville

West Virginia vs. Louisville

12/22/2007

Louisville vs. New Mexico State

Louisville vs. New Mexico State in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007.

11/23/2007

No. 6 Louisville Upset by BYU

BYU 78, Louisville 76

Sophomore Year:

  • Talented forward with good all-around skills who earned NCAA East Region All-Tournament honors.
  • Produced a double-double in 10 games last season, the latest of which was 17 points, 12 rebounds, four blocked shots and two assists against Tennessee in the East Region seminfinals.
  • In his four NCAA Tournament games, he averaged a team-leading 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and blocked seven shots while hitting 62.2 percent of his shots (23-of-37).
  • Over his last eight games, Clark averaged a team-leading 13.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocked shots while shooting 63.6 percent from the field (42-of-66).
  • In the BIG EAST Conference Tournament vs. Pitt, he totalled 19 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and hit a shot with 26 seconds to send the game into overtime.
  • Among the BIG EAST leaders in rebounding (8.1, seventh in the BIG EAST) and blocked shots (1.7, fourth).
  • In the Cardinals' last home game vs. Villanova, he had eight points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots in 22 minutes of action.
  • Scored a career-high 23 points against Marshall, adding five rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.
  • Approached a triple double vs. Jackson State with 20 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocked shots. All of his 20 points came in the second half.
  • All-tournament selection for the Las Vegas Invitational.
  • Had 11 points and a career-best 15 rebounds vs. Old Dominion.
  • Nickname is E5.

Freshman Year:

  • Moved into the starting lineup for the last four games after great improvement over the last half of the season. He averaged 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds over the last 16 games.
  • Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (3/9/07).
  • Totalled a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds vs. West Virginia, his eighth double-figure scoring effort.
  • Produced 12 points, four rebounds and a career-best four steals against Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/15/07).
  • Scored 14 points and blocked two shots at Villanova.
  • Had 10 points and six rebounds vs. Syracuse.
  • Scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds against UNC Asheville.
  • Scored 10 points against Miami (Fla.), hitting 4-of-5 shots from the field.
  • Had 10 points, five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes vs. Sacramento State.
  • Good performance off the bench against UMass with eight points and two rebounds in 11 minutes.

High School:

  • Averaged 25.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and five assists as a senior in leading Rahway to a 22-8 record and the school's first sectional championship in 10 years and its first-ever Mountain Valley Conference title.
  • Scored 1,245 career points at Rahway, leading his team to a 47-19 record in his two and a half seasons as a starter there.
  • Star-Ledger Senior of the Year in New Jersey and an all-state selection.
  • A 2006 McDonald's All-America selection, the 17th U of L player to achieve that honor. He also earned All-America honors by Parade Magazine (fourth team) and EA Sports (second team).
  • Scored a season-high 41 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and blocked five shots in leading Rahway to a 75-63 victory over Newark Weequahic in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals.
  • Averaged 18.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots as a junior in helping Rahway High School to an 18-5 record and the state sectional finals.
  • Ranked as the top recruit in the New Jersey and the New York City metro area by RivalsHoops, as well as the No. 15 prospect in the nation. He is ranked 11th in the nation by USA Today recruiting analyst Rob Harrington, 21st by Scout.com, 22nd by Van Coleman, 27th by Bob Gibbons' All-Star Sports and No. 31 by The Hoop Scoop.
  • A four-year starter at Rahway, he also considered Villanova before signing with the Cardinals.

Personal:

  • Born Jan. 17, 1988 ... Son of Brenda and Larry Clark ... Major is communications.
  • Chose to attend U of L because he feels he can make it to the next level from here and he wants to win a championship.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to "be the best basketball player I can be."
  • Enjoys sleeping and "chillin' with my friends" in his spare time.
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "it's not who starts but who finishes."
  • Most proud of making it to college.
  • His mother has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Snoop Dogg would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Allen Iverson.
  • Wanted to wear No. 5 because his cousin wore the same number when he played football.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino is his winning record.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his posters.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Allen Iverson
  • NBA Team: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Movies: Friday, Menace to Society.
  • TV Shows: One on One, Flav of Love, Martin, Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Actor: Mike Epps
  • Comedian: Martin Lawrence
  • Subject: English
  • Musical Group/Singer: Jay-Z
  • Foods: cheeseburgers
  • Midnight Snack: cookies and milk
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Paul Harris
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