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Arkansas adds junior college foward Coty Clarke


Coty Clarke, a 6-7, 220-pound forward from Lawson State CC (Al.), has signed his national letter of intent to play for Mike Anderson at Arkansas, the Associated Press is reporting.

Clarke averaged 14.5 points and 13 rebounds per game last season for Lawson, also leading the team in assists, steals, and blocks per game.

Arkansas finished last season with a record of 18-14, including 6-10 in the SEC. The Razorbacks played well at home, but struggled on the road and missed the postseason.

The Razorbacks will be returning key sophomore-to-be BJ Young, who submitted his name for the NBA draft, but ultimately withdrew before the deadline. He averaged 15.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game this past season.

Clarke becomes the sixth player signed to the Arkansas Class of 2012, which is led by three-star prospects Michael Qualls and JaCorey Williams.

Clarke is a native of Birmingham, Al.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_