Clark earns AAC Weekly Honor Roll and Bearcats return to Top 10
Gary Clark has a good final home stand for the Bearcats helping them to a 2-0 record and now they are ranked No. 10 in the AP and Coaches Poll. Clark earned American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll for his play.
University of Cincinnati senior forward Gary Clark (Clayton, N.C./Clayton HS) has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll.
Clark averaged 17.0 points, shooting 76.5 percent (13 of 17) from the field and 100 percent (5 of 5) from three-point range to go with 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in a pair of wins for the Bearcats last week.
Clark scored a game-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor with a trio of three-pointers and five rebounds during Cincinnati’s 77-52 home win over UConn on Feb. 22. He poured in a team-best 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field with a pair of threes and three steals during UC’s Senior Day, 82-74, win over Tulsa on Feb. 25. The win over the Golden Hurricane marked Clark’s 100th victory as a Bearcat, tying for fifth most in school history with Keith Gregor (1993-96) and Bobby Brannen (1995-98).
A candidate for The American’s Player of the Year Award, Clark is averaging 13.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks while shooting 52.6 percent (132 of 251) from the floor and 45.1 percent (23 of 51) from three-point range this season.
Clark ranks among the league leaders in nine categories entering the week: rebounds (first at 8.3), double-doubles (first with nine), offensive rebounds (second at 3.0), defensive rebounds (third at 5.3), blocks (sixth at 1.3), field goal percentage (sixth at .526), steals (tied for sixth at 1.5), free throw percentage (13th at .748) and points (17th at 13.1).
A finalist for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and member of the Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Team, Clark is one of five players in school history to achieve at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in his career. His 1,060 career rebounds are currently tied with Robert Miller (1,060 from 1975-79) for fourth in school history while his 1,377 career points rank 19th in the UC record book. He is on pace the join former Bearcat Yancy Gates (2009-12) as the only players in school history to lead their teams in rebounding all four years.
Clark also owns the school record for career starts (130), ranks third in consecutive games played (132), fifth in blocks (173) and tied for fifth in career victories (100). His 27 career double-doubles are a Mick Cronin coaching era high mark and are the most among all active players in The American.
Clark has led the Bearcats in either points or rebounds in 23 of 30 games in 2017-18.