Do you remember Stevie Clark? As a refresher, Clark was the former consensus top-100 recruit (who was top-50 by some services) in the college basketball class of 2014 that made his way into the rotation at Oklahoma State. However, Clark was arrested for marijuana possession in January, put into handcuffs again in February and (finally) dismissed from the Cowboys program one day later.
On Monday, word broke that the talented point guard has found a new home, only this time, it is in the junior college ranks at Indiana Hills Community College.
Ex-Oklahoma State G Stevie Clark (5-11/175) signed with Indian Hills CC. 5.3 ppg/2.7 apg as FR. Top-75 recruit out of Douglass (OK) HS.
— Joshua E Parrott (@JoshuaParrott) June 16, 2014
For those unfamiliar with the junior college game (which should be virtually everyone), Indian Hills is a long-term power, but this move speaks to just how far Clark has fallen off the collegiate map. The 5-foot-11 guard averaged more than 5 points per game as a reserve behind Marcus Smart and company at Oklahoma State, but his talent profile was promising, and he figured to be a long-term option as a starter in the Big 12 conference.
It certainly is not too late for Stevie Clark to reverse course and become a productive basketball player at this level, but the climb back to Division 1 will not be an easy one. Sadly, at this point, Clark will serve as a cautionary tale that not every promising basketball star succeeds at the highest level of competition.