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Clarke Transfers To Gardner Webb PDF Print
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Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:47

Former Avery High basketball standout Dustin Clarke has transferred from the University of Hartford to Gardner-Webb University to play basketball this coming season. Clarke, who still has three years of eligibility remaining, will sit out the 2012-13 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He will

be eligible to play in 2013-14. Gardner-Webb, a Division I school in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and a member of the Big South Conference, has acknowledged that Clarke has transferred in as a preferred walk-on.
Clarke only played in ten games for the Hawks as a true freshman last season. He averaged 3.4 minutes-per-game. Hartford is a Division I school and a member of the America East Conference.
Clarke, a 6-foot-4, guard starred at Avery County High before he signed his National Letter of Intent with Hartford. He was named All-State as a senior; he averaged 23.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He also shot 42.9 percent from the three-point line and 92.3 percent from the free throw line. Clarke poured in a career-high 43 points vs. Mitchell his senior year.
He averaged 22.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game as a junior. Against Hendersonville High, Clarke pulled off a triple-double, with 21 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. He had a season-high 36 points in a win over Black Mountain-Owen, and he scored at least 20 points in all but five games that season.


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