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Bill Clark
Bill Clark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, Calif.

High School:
Oak Hill (Va.) Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
Forward/Guard

Birthdate:
04/15/1988

Prep School:
Worcester (Mass.) Academy



12/22/2009

Duquesne 86, Saint Francis 56

Duquesne 86, Saint Francis 56

12/16/2009

Duquesne 86, Canisius 77 (2OT)

Duquesne 86, Canisius 77 (2OT)

12/12/2009

Duquesne 59, Robert Morris 54

Duquesne 59, Robert Morris 54

12/05/2009

Duquesne 58, Savannah State 44

Duquesne 58, Savannah State 44

12/02/2009

Duquesne - 58 Pittsburgh - 67

Duquesne - 58 Pittsburgh - 67

Bill Clark career recap

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Career Highlights
Finished his career ranked among the Top 10 in eight statistical categories including: games (2nd, 126), 3-pointers made (3rd, 227), 3-point attempts (3rd, 657), points (7th, 1,628), free throws made (7th, 369), free throws attempted (7th, 517), rebounds (10th, 680) and starts (10th, 100) ... played in 126 of a possible 128 games ... scored in double-digits 87 times and reached the 20-point mark 19 times ... increased his scoring and rebounding averages over each of his final three seasons ... was part of a senior class - along with Damian Saunders and Dave Theis - that was the first to not experience a losing season since 1972-75 ... the class of 2011 was responsible for 73 total wins - the most over a four-year period since 1970-73 (74 victories) ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 99 of 126 career games ... hit five or more "3s" in a game eight times ... had at least 40 3-pointers in every season ... averaged 28.2 minutes per game ... led the team in charges taken as a sophomore, junior and senior (12 as a freshman, 12 as a sophomore, 21 as a junior and 32 as a senior) ... was one of the rare Division I college basketball players who completed his undergraduate degree requirements in under four years ... earned his undergraduate degree in corporate communication in August of 2010 and played his final season while taking classes in the sports leadership graduate program ... helped DU reach the postseason as a sophomore (NIT), junior (CBI) and senior (CBI) ... in 2011 Clark became the 13th Duquesne player to be named First Team NABC All-District joining Saunders (2010) and former teammate Aaron Jackson who was named in 2009.



As a Senior (2010-11)
Started all 32 games on his way to being named NABC First Team All-District 4 and Second Team All-Atlantic 10 ... averaged a team-best 16.3 ppg., 6.2 rpg. (second on team), 2.5 apg. and 1.5 spg. in 31.0 minutes/g. ... hit a team-high 75 3-pointers ... second on team with 80 assists ... led the Dukes in scoring a team-high 17 times ... led the team in rebounding eight times and in assists on six occasions ... scored in double digits 28 times in finishing 7th on DU's all-time scoring list with 1,628 points ... at 6-5 finished 10th on DU's all-time rebounds list with 680 ... was also named to the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Riley Wallace All-America Team which consists of eight seniors "who have been a major part of their team's success by contributing in all phases of the game throughout their careers" ... scored 20 or more 10 times with a high of 24 at Saint Joseph's ... posted his seventh career double-double at Penn State (19-10) and added double-doubles against IUPUI (17-14), Northwestern State (21-10), George Washington (23-10) & Xavier (14-11) ... the 14 boards vs. IUPUI tied a career high ... put together back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career vs. George Mason (21) & Northwestern State (21) and did it again vs. No. 19 (AP) Temple (22) & at La Salle (21) ... moved into third on DU's all-time list with his first of three 3-pointers vs. Northwestern State on Dec. 31 ... finished his career with 227 "threes" - good for third on DU's all-time list ... only Tom Pipkins (311 from 1994-97) and Tony Petrarca (287 from 1987-91) had more ... Clark also finished alone in third in career 3-point attempts with 657 ... hit five 3-pointers in a game five times, with all five coming away from home and four coming in the first four weeks of the season (at Robert Morris, at Bowling Green, vs. Pitt at CONSOL Energy Center, at Penn State & at Dayton) ... had a career-high nine assists in the season opener vs. Bluefield State ... flirted with a triple-double with 15 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Division II Big Blues ... averaged 6.2 rebounds per game ... was second on team with 67 offensive boards ... led the team with 32 charges taken (77 career) ... became the sixth player in Dukes' history to post a school-record seven steals at Houston Baptist ... he had five steals in the first half alone ... had a streak of seven double-digit scoring games snapped with five points vs. Saint Louis ... followed that with a team-high 22 (10-of-10 from the line) in the win over No. 19 (AP) Temple ... saw a streak of 19 free throws made snapped versus Charlotte ... had 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two blocks at UMass ... his 121 free throws made (121-of-162, .747) were more than every Duke - other than Damian Saunders (68-of-130) - attempted ... broke out of a four-game 2-of-19 3-point shooting slump to hit 3-of-7 from the arc in DU's A-10 Championship loss to Saint Joseph's (21 points) ... followed that by going 2-of-4 from the arc at Montana ... finished his career with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals in a CBI second round loss at Oregon.


As a Junior (2009-10)
Started 25 of the 30 games he played ... averaged 14.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 32.1 minutes per game ... led the team with 46 3-point field goals ... scored in double digits 22 times ... topped the 1,000-point mark with a career-high 34 points vs. La Salle on Feb. 14 ... hit 11-of-14 shots from the field and 4-of-7 from the arc vs. the Explorers ... followed the La Salle game with 18 points (4-of-8 from 3-point) at Charlotte to earn Atlantic 10 co-Player of the Week honors (Feb. 21) ... scored 20 or more in a game five times ... opened the season with seven consecutive double-digit scoring games (19.0 ppg. on 20-of-60 shooting from 3-point), including 20 or more three times: 25 at Western Carolina, 23 vs. Pitt and 20 at Iowa ... averaged 10.3 ppg. on .318 shooting over the next 16 games (10-of-66 from 3-point) prior to the scoring outburst vs. La Salle ... did not hit more than two 3-pointers in a game - and failed to make a 3-pointer on nine occasions - during that 16-game span ... still managed to hit a clutch 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left in overtime to force a second overtime in a 2OT home loss to Saint Louis ... he had hit one of his previous 19 3-point attempts prior to the make vs. SLU ... Clark, who entered the season a .361 career 3-point shooter, shot .279 from the arc ... shot .551 (87-of-158) on his two-point attempts ... despite his mid-season struggles, Clark led the Dukes with 46 3-pointers ... hit three or more 3-pointers in a game seven times ... his 3-pointer from the left wing with 11.7 seconds left proved to be the game-winner in DU's 52-50 win at Iowa on Nov. 17 ... the win was Duquesne's first ever in a Big 10 arena ... Clark's shot was ranked No. 4 on ESPN's Top 10 Plays that evening ... hit a career-high six 3-pointers (on 14 attempts) vs. Pitt in scoring 23 points ... posted three double-doubles (17-14 vs. Canisius, 14-11 vs. Saint Louis & 20-10 vs. Fordham) ... added five assists, three blocks and three steals in 50 minutes in the double overtime win over Canisius ... grabbed at least nine rebounds six times ... led the team in charges taken with 21 and free throws made (111) ... his 111 free throws made were more than every other player - other than Damian Saunders & Eric Evans - attempted ... the 6-5 Clark was Duquesne's second-leading rebounder at 6.0 rpg. ... saw a streak of 81 consecutive games played (every game of his career) and 51 starts snapped when he missed the game at Rhode Island due to a secondary NCAA rules infraction ... also missed the CBI first round game at Princeton due to a team suspension ... handed out a season-high six assists vs. Saint Joseph's ... went 41-of-78 (.526) from the field and 16-of-39 .410 from 3-point in his last seven games (18.0 ppg. over that span).



As a Sophomore (2008-09)
Started all 34 games ... averaged 12.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29.5 minutes per contest ... was one of the Atlantic 10's most-effective players during the regular season, averaging 15.4 points per game (10th in conference games only), and shooting .542 from the field (4th) and .435 (5th) from the 3-point arc in 16 league games ... improved in every statistical category from his freshman to sophomore season ... upped his shooting percentage from .383 to .493 and increased his assist total by 50 (41 to 91) ... led the team with 66 3-point field goals (66-of-166, .398) ... scored in double digits 25 times, including 20 of the last 24 games ... topped the 20-point mark four times with a career high of 24 at St. Bonaventure ... had 22 at Fordham and at UMass ... added 21 against Bowling Green ... his career scoring high entering the season was 16 ... hit 6-of-6 shots in the second half, including all of his career-high five 3-pointers, to bring the Dukes back from a seven-point deficit in a late-season win over Saint Louis ... hit all five of his 3-point attempts against a SLU defense that entered the game ranked first nationally in 3-point field goal defense ... finished the SLU game 7-of-8 from the field with 19 points ... scored 18 of his 21 in the second half vs. Bowling Green to help Duquesne erase a 10-point deficit in a 76-65 win ... was 7-of-8 from the field - including 4-of-4 from 3-point in the second half vs. BGSU ... the four 3-pointers tied his then career high set as a freshman against USC Upstate ... posted the second double-double of his career with 15 points and a career high 14 rebounds in the A-10 opening win over Charlotte ... added his second double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 boards (six offensive) in the A-10 tournament win over Rhode Island ... also had four assists and two steals in 40 minutes against the Rams ... went 9-of-12 from the field (4-of-6 from the arc) in scoring 22 at Fordham ... had 22 points (8-of-12 from the field), eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals at UMass ... went 4-of-4 from the arc in scoring 14 of his 18 points in the first half vs. No. 9 (AP) Xavier ... was second on the team with 91 assists, including a career-best eight at UMass ... handed out six assists in a game three times ... had 41 assists in 30 games as a freshman ... tied his career high with four steals at UMass and added four more vs. the Minutemen at the A-10 Championship ... hit three or more 3-pointers in a game 10 times ... averaged a team-high 7.5 rebounds and went 23-of-30 (.767) from the foul line in four games at the A-10 Championship ... led the team with 12 charges taken.



As a Freshman (2007-08)
Was one of five players to see action in all 30 games ... averaged 8.2 points in 19.6 minutes per game ... started nine times ... led the Dukes in 3-pointers made (40) and attempted (128) ... was the Dukes' third-leading rebounder at 4.3 rpg. ... was second on the team in charges taken with 12 ... scored in double digits 12 times with a high of 16 both at Oakland and vs. Cal State Northridge ... went 11-of-12 from the arc in Duquesne's early-November exhibition wins over Millersville and Seton Hill ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 21 of the 30 games DU played ... hit at least three 3-pointers in a game five times including four of five in a 84-66 win over South Carolina Upstate on Dec. 30 ... finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Upstate for the first double-double of his college career ... just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in his first collegiate game against Howard on Nov. 9 ... was named Atlantic 10 co-Rookie of the Week (March 9) after averaging 11.6 points and shooting 50 percent from the field (6-of-12 from 3-point) in late-season games against Charlotte, Temple and Saint Louis ... averaged 11.0 ppg. on 13-of-28 shooting (6-of-13 from 3-point) in an average of 21 minutes in Duquesne's last four games ... broke out of a 0-of-13 five game 3-point shooting slump to hit 2-of-6 from the arc in scoring all 15 of his points in 12 second half minutes of DU's 69-66 loss to Richmond ... was 10-of-27 from the 3-point arc (.370) in his last seven games.



Prep School
Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. (head coach Edward Reilly) ... averaged 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in 2006-07 ... scored a season-high 29 against Brewster Academy and added 27 points and 10 rebounds against Hotchkiss School ... had a season-high 16 rebounds versus New Hampton School ... was named Most Outstanding Player of the Blackburn Tournament after helping Worcester to wins over Tilton and Navy Prep Academy ... was rated as the 12th-best player among Massachusetts class of 2007 preps by New England Basketball Services ... attended the same prep school as former DU guard Aaron Jackson ... was rated 123rd on Hoop Scoop's list of top fifth-year players.



Personal
Played for perennial national power Oak Hill Academy in 2006 ... was named Sixth Man Award winner at the August 2005 Five-Star Camp ... considered Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Providence, Saint Joseph's, Utah and Vanderbilt - among others - prior to signing with Duquesne ... earned a spot on the academic honor roll at both Oak Hill and Worcester Academy ... spent the summers of 2008, 2009 & 2010 working as a student aide in the Duquesne admissions office where one of his responsibilities was conducting campus tours for prospective students ... completed his degree in corporate communication in August of 2010 ... took graduate level classes in the sports leadership program during his final season ... full name is William Clinton Clark, Jr. ... date of birth: 4/15/88.

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