Buffalo Bulls Men’s Basketball has added an impact transfer in former Missouri point guard Wes Clark. Playing three seasons for the Tigers, Clark was dismissed last February for not meeting Missouri Athletics’ academic expectations.
In his junior year for Missouri, Clark averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. Clark started in all 25 games he was on the roster for that year and held a shooting percentage of 37%. He’s been described by our friends over at RockMNation.com as a physical and gritty player with a decent three point shot, particularly on the left corner of the arc.
This will not be the first time that Clark is coached by Buffalo head coach Nate Oats. Clark graduated from Romulus High School in Detroit, MI, where Oats had his first head coaching job. With an open scholarship in Buffalo’s hands, it’s this connection that probably brought Clark to Amherst.
Missouri dismissed Clark back in last February and released the following statement:
“Wes Clark has failed to meet the academic expectations of Mizzou Athletics Department and is no longer a member of the men’s basketball program. Due to this issue relating to academics, Mizzou Athletics will have no further comment”
Clark has spoken to the media before and denies that it was for academics and that he quit the team for personal reasons. Regardless, Missouri’s Men’s Basketball team had the second-worst APR score last year at 941. The NCAA sanctions penalties for teams with scores below 930.
The former consensus four-star prospect will have to sit out from play to serve a year of residency as per NCAA transfer guidelines. Clark will be able to don the blue and white in competition this December and play for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.