Clarkson released to all but a limited number of schools
Hurricane sophomore averaged 16.5 points per game
The game is only second three-overtime contest in school history
Golden Hurricane plays Thundering Herd at 2:30 p.m.
TULSA -- A returning letterwinner . . . in his second season at Tulsa . . . was named as a 2011-12 preseason second-team all-Conference USA selection by the league's coaches.
2010-11 -- Played in 27 games with nine starts, while averaging 24.9 minutes of playing time . . . named to the Conference USA all-Freshman team . . . missed four games in December due to an ankle injury and the Feb. 26 game due to a concussion . . . averaged 11.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists . . . finished third among C-USA freshmen in scoring . . . scored the third-most by a TU freshman with 310 points . . . scored double-digit points in 16 games . . . in his final seven games of his rookie season, he averaged 15.9 points (111), and in his last nine games averaged 2.9 rebounds per game (26) . . . made 54 of his final 62 free throws for 87 percent . . . was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week four times . . . was named C-USA Freshman of the Week (3/7) after averaging 15.0 points per game, totaling 30 points and making 12-of-13 free throws in wins over Rice and Southern Miss . . . was named C-USA Freshman of the Week (2/21) after averaging 17.0 points and shooting 67 percent from the floor (10-of-15), while making 12-of-13 free throws in wins over East Carolina and SMU . . . was named C-USA Freshman of the Week (11/29) for his performance at the 76 Classic, averaging 16.0 points on 48-percent shooting, and making 23-of-29 free throws (.793) . . . was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Week (11/22) for his performances against ORU and Missouri State, averaging 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, while shooting 53-percent from the field, 66-percent from three-point range and 80-percent from the free throw line . . . scored eight points and had two assists against Appalachian State in his first collegiate contest.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Was a three-year letterwinner and a three-year starter at Karen Wagner High School . . . was named the San Antonio High School Player of the Year as a senior . . . ranked as the state of Texas' fourth-best prospect as selected by Texashoops.com . . . helped lead his Wagner High School team to a combined 105-14 record in three seasons . . . averaged 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals during his senior campaign while leading his team to a 38-2 record and semifinal loss in the state championship . . . shot 58-percent from the field and 36-percent from the three-point range as a senior . . . also converted 78-percent of his free throws in his senior season . . . was 2010 McDonald's All-America Finalist . . . was named Most Valuable Player of the Faith Seven Game in June 2010, featuring Texas vs. Oklahoma senior all-stars . . . averaged 20 points, six rebounds and four assists per game as a junior, while leading his team to a 32-8 record and the Class 5A state semifinals . . . shot 50-percent from the field and 81-percent from the free throw line his junior campaign . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) . . . was a first-team all-district 27-5A and all-region selection as a junior and senior . . . was named to the San Antonio Express News Super Team as a junior and senior and was the WOAI-TV Player of the Year for the San Antonio area . . . averaged 10 points per game while earning honorable mention all-district accolades as a sophomore . . . high school coach was Clifton Ellis.
PERSONAL --Favorite sports movie is He Got Game . . . enjoys watching movies . . . favorite NBA player is Lebron James . . . his favorite athlete is Usain Bolt of the Jamaican Olympic track team . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Disney World in Orlando, Florida . . . soccer was his favorite game as a child . . . his nickname is "J" . . . his father is Mike Clarkson, mother is Annette Davis and stepmother is Janie Clarkson . . . majoring in arts & sciences . . . born June 7, 1992.
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