Friday, April 12, 2013

Clark Wilkinson Signs With Idaho State

In my post of recent commits, I missed one. Clark Wilkinson will be headed to Idaho State. He will serve a two-year Mormon mission, and then come to Pocatello. From the Idaho State Journal:

Wilkinson shot 59 percent from the field and averaged 15 points per game for the Rams this past season as he helped Highland to a third-place finish at state.

The 6-foot-7 senior forward will serve a two-year mission before coming back to Pocatello to play for the Bengals.
A lot can happen in two years, but his high school numbers suggest he could be a solid player if or when he makes it to play for Idaho State. The report that they offered him originally came from September of 2011 under the old coaching regime.

Follow me on Twitter @bigskybball

1 comment:

  1. Wilkinson's dad, Dale, played at Idaho State in the early 1980s, and it has been Clark's desire to follow in his dad's footsteps. The old coaching staff offered him, then the current staff took a long time to decide whether to renew the offer, given they had already signed two players in the early period who played the same position (wing). They eventually offered as Wilkinson just got better and better. And, with him going on a two-year mission, he'll fit nicely into the class rotation upon returning --- he could still redshirt a year after returning, putting a three-year separation between himself and Tyler and Smith.