Jordan Clarkson Named to All-Conference USA First Team
March 5, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa sophomore Jordan Clarkson was selected to the All-Conference USA First Team, as voted on by the league's coaches and media, the conference office announced Monday.
Clarkson, a 6'4" guard from San Antonio, Texas, has been Tulsa's leader all season, making big plays in clutch situations. He is averaging 16.6 points per game, and has scored in double figures in each of his last 27 games.
Clarkson is the fourth TU player in the last four years to earn first-team all-conference honors. He is also the first TU sophomore since Shea Seals in 1994-95 to be selected to the all-conference first team.
He ranks second in C-USA, averaging 16.6 points, and ranks among the league leaders in free throw percentage (.784), field goal percentage (.440) and assists (2.6 per game). In C-USA games, Clarkson scored 17.4 points, led the league in three-point percentage (.446), and averaged a .485 field goal percentage, 2.6 assists, and a .864 free throw percentage.
"He's one of the top three players in the league," Tulsa Head Coach Doug Wojcik said. "He's been consistent with double-figure scoring games. I know the league as well as anybody, and I read the stats and pay attention to those things. I'm really proud of the fact that this is the fourth straight year Tulsa has had a first-team all-league player. He's certainly our youngest. The other three: Jerome (Jordan) did it in his junior year, Ben (Uzoh) did it in his senior year, and Justin (Hurtt) did it in his senior year. It says a lot about Jordan Clarkson to be able to earn this honor is just his second season."
Tulsa is the only C-USA school to produce a first-team all-conference player in each of the last four years. Jerome Jordan (2009), Ben Uzoh (2010) and Justin Hurtt (2011) received the honor in the previous three seasons.
The third-seeded Golden Hurricane opens the Conference USA Championship at 2:30 p.m. Thursday against the winner between sixth-seeded Marshall and 11th-seeded SMU. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network, channel 249 in Tulsa.
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2011-12 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM Will Barton, Memphis, G, 6-6, 175, So., Baltimore, Md. Keith Clanton, UCF, F, 6-8, 245, Jr., Orlando, Fla. Jordan Clarkson, Tulsa, G, 6-4, 195, So., San Antonio, Texas Cameron Moore, UAB, F, 6-10, 230, Sr., San Antonio, Texas Ricky Tarrant, Tulane, G, 6-0, 170, Fr., Pleasant Grove, Ala.
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