San Jose, Calif. – Courtesy Clark, honored as the Sacramento Bee’s 2016-17 All-Metro Player of the Year, has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the San José State women’s basketball team beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Head coach Jamie Craighead made the announcement.
This year Clark, a first-team All-Metropolitan Conference performer, led Sacramento’s McClatchy High School to a 31-5 record and with a 13-1 mark in league play, and a conference title. She averaged 12.1 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 2.9 assists as the team captured the CIF NorCal Division I championship and then made it to the 2017 CIF Division I State Championship game. In addition to her Player of the Year honor, she was recognized as her team’s Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-Tournament Team selection at the Platinum Division of the West Coast Tournament.
A shutdown defender who is a three-star ESPN recruit, Clark, a 5-10 wing, was tasked with shutting down the opponent’s top scorer, forcing turnovers and starting the offense.
"Courtesy is a perimeter player who provides us with a great amount of energy, toughness, and has the ability to make plays on both ends of the court,” Coach Craighead said. “She plays at 100 percent all the time and will thrive in our system. She is the final piece of a tremendous 2017 recruiting class."
Clark is the seventh member of the 2017 recruiting class, which includes Megan Anderson and Danae Marquez (Clovis West High School/Fresno, Calif.), Heleyna Hill (Archbishop Mitty High School/San Jose, Calif.), Cydni Lewis (Mater Dei High School/Long Beach, Calif.), Mikaylah Wilson (Etiwanda High School/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) and Chinwe Ezeonu (Seattle Prep/Seattle, Wash.).