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St. John’s Lands Michigan State Transfer Marvin Clark Jr.

Marvin Clark Jr. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Marvin Clark Jr. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)


Announced this morning, the St. John’s men’s basketball program has signed Michigan State transfer Marvin Clark Jr. The forward comes to the Red Storm after two seasons with MSU where he played in 69 games. The former Spartan must complete one full year of academic residency before officially playing for the Red Storm.

Averaging 4.2 points on 51.9 percent shooting and 2.3 rebounds at Michigan State, he had eight starts and blocked 23 shots along with 17 steals. As a freshman at MSU back in 2014-15, Clark set a freshman record by playing in all 39 games during Michigan State’s run to the Final Four. He drained 21 3-pointers that entire season. In seven starts he elevated his averages to 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Clark had also appeared in 30 games as a sophomore contributing to a Big Ten championship and NCAA Tournament appearance for the Spartans.

Coming out of high school, he was also rated as high as 40th for his position by national recruiting services in the class of 2014. He averaged 20 points and nine rebounds for the Prep Team at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kan., and helped lead the team to a 29-1 record in 2013-14.

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