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March 12, 2012

Jason Clark is ready to dance

March 12, 2011 - Georgetown University guard, senior Jason Clark has been to posteason play in each of his three years on The Hilltop. A career double digit, per game scorer who was voted a first team All BIG EAST this season.

Add the platitudes his coach, John Thompson III heaps upon him - Clark is businesslike, competitive and skilled - as well as those provided by other coaches like Villanova's Jay Wright - he would score 30 per game but chooses to win instead - and by any measure Clark has a successful college career.

If there is a rough spot on his hoops resume, it is ironically, postseason play; despite experiencing it every season as a Hoya, playing in two NCAA Tournament games and one NIT contest, G'Town has not won any of them. From an individual perspective, Clark has averaged seven points, four rebounds and a pair of assists in each of those games, impactful numbers but not eye-popping per se.

Clark, along with fellow senior Henry Sims have been tasked by Thompson in leading the Hoyas into this year's Big Dance, as yesterday they drew Belmont, in Columbus, Ohio. That game is set for Friday.

For more from G'Town's coach on the tourney and preparation for it, click here.

Before his coach spoke, HoyaReport.com talked to Clark also. The session, conducted with no other press representation present; it was informative, touching upon tourney seeding, Belmont and preparation for it, rooting for BIG EAST teams, his bittersweet feelings about going to the Big Dance yet it being his last time doing so, changes in his game he's effectuated on The Hilltop and advice mentor/AAU coach Louis Blackshear[/db] will provide.

That session is available on Premium Court message board.

Here's a sneak peak of what's there: When asked if there is any pressure considering the Hoyas' recent one and out track record, Clark responded "Naw, it's not pressure. I think its more of just stepping up to the plate, doing what you can do...This is what you've been doing all your life".

Be sure to check HoyaReport.com for more NCAA Tournament coverage.


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