With a bevy of great players who contributed to two straight Frontier Conference championships to replace, Montana State University-Northern head men’s basketball coach Shawn Huse has announced the signing of another quality at
On Wednesday night, Huse announced the addition of 6-0 shooting guard Dontae Clark to the 2012 Lights recruiting class. Clark comes to Northern from Los Angeles Southwest College, and Gardena High School in Los Angeles.
“Dontae is an extremely hard working and tough competitor on both ends of the floor,” Huse said. “We are excited to have a player of his caliber join the Lights and feel like he is another student-athlete that fits our immediate and future needs. He is very athletic and possesses the ability to score and make game-changing plays, which is what we are looking for to help us continue competing at a high level of basketball.
“He is another team-first guy who is not afraid to take charges, make the extra pass, or complete whatever hustle play is necessary, to help his team gain an advantage,” Huse added. “He is a good person both on and off the court and has the potential to provide immediate leadership to our team, both vocally and by example.”
At Southwest, Clark was the 2010-11 MVP of the South Coast Conference’s South Division. He averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds, three assist and two steals per game and scored a career high 34 points in one outing. For his efforts his sophomore season, he was selected to the prestigious California Community College Athletic Association as a First-Team all-State pick. He was also a honorable mention all-conference selection his freshman season at Southwest.