An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft
In NCAA Tournament games over last two seasons, averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds and shot .568 from the field. Recorded 27 career double-doubles. Scored in double digits in 38 of last 42 games dating back to sophomore season.
All-Big East Third Team and All-Tournament selection. Averaged 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists over three games in Big East Championship. Recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Syracuse in championship game; and 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals vs. Villanova in the semis. Top rebounder for the Cardinals on the season (8.7 rpg), ranking sixth in the league and 44th in the nation. Scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 14 boards vs. Seton Hall. Recorded 25 points, a career-high 16 rebounds, five blocks and four assists vs. Ole Mis. Named MVP of the Marques Maybin Classic after averaging 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists over three games.
Named to the NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team. In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged a team-best 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, and blocked seven shots while shooting .622 from the field. Recorded 17 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and two assists vs. Tennessee in the East Region semifinals. In Big East Tournament vs. Pitt, totaled 19 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and hit a shot with 26 seconds to send the game to OT. Finished seventh in the league in rebounding (7.1 rpg) and fourth in blocked shots (1.7 bpg). Had 10 double-doubles on the season.
Moved into starting lineup for final four games of the season. Averaged 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in last 16 games. Produced 12 points, four rebounds and four steals vs. Stanford in first round of the NCAA Tournament. Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh. Recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 17 points and nine boards vs. West Virginia.
Strengths: Long and athletic forward with a good overall skill-set. Can shoot it with range. Solid rebounder and defender. Decent ball-handler and passer for his size.
Personal: A 2006 McDonald's All-America selection. Led Rahway to first-ever Mountain Valley Conference Title. His nickname is E5. Favorite NBA team is the Philadelphia 76ers and favorite player is Allen Iverson. Son of Brenda and Larry Clark. Majored in communications.