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Clarke recognized by

Clarke recognized by

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sophomore Rotnei Clarke of the Arkansas men’s basketball team was named the No. 1 shooter in the nation by’s Jeff Goodman on Tuesday.

Clarke was the top freshman three-point shooter in the nation last season as he hit nearly 40-percent of his shots from beyond the arc. The Verdigris, Okla., native was second in the Southeastern Conference in three-point shooting and drained 83 three pointers throughout the season while averaging more than 30 minutes and 12 points per game.

According to Goodman’s article which ranked the top 50 shooters in the country, "This season, there isn’t necessarily a consensus player, but we feel confident that our No. 1 guy has no peer in terms of making shots from deep."

Goodman and the team at also mention Clarke in their "college hoops: 25 you must know" article, citing Arkansas’ sniper from outside as the No. 12 person on the list. Goodman commented on Arkansas’ experience in the passage relating to Clarke and was sold on his ability to improve on his already robust 39-percent three-point shooting.

Clarke and the Razorbacks take the court for the first time as a team on Friday, Oct. 16 for their first practice of the 2009-10 season. For more information regarding Razorback basketball or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit

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