Video: Chris Clarke, Kenny Williams Peach Jam highlights

  • 07/23/2014 8:14 am in

Indiana targets Chris Clarke and Kenny Williams of Boo Williams fell in the semifinals of the EYBL Nike Peach Jam on Sunday to Team Penny, 77-68.

Clarke finished with 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting, mostly slashing to the basket off the baseline and getting out on the break and to the line. Williams scored 12 points off two 3-pointers, a jumper and a 4-of-4 performance at the line.

Watch Clark’s highlights in the embedded media player below:

Williams’ highlights are after the jump.

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  • N71

    Our Boo Williams connection is an excellent thing to have whether we sign Chris/Kenny or not. VCU should, in theory, always be involved considering proximity and I’m sure UNC, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, and UConn are aware of the players so if we can get a kid every other or third year I’d consider that a win for IU. I think we’ve been fortunate of late getting Rob, Troy, and Stan, they’re 3 of our strongest players.

  • kyle jenkins

    Is it realistic that we could get both and and big man?

  • HoosierGrampy

    Clark can be shut down by sealing the paint/base line since his outside shot is suspect at best. On the other hand, Williams can do everything Clark can PLUS he will pass the rock, has an outside shot and appears to have a better grasp of the game. Hope CTC keeps IU’s hat in the ring for KW.

  • OhioHoosier

    Williams is not the athlete that Clarke is not does he have the same monstrous first step or rebounding prowess, but I agree that kenny is the better player especially for us

  • HoosierGrampy

    Not denying Clarke is more athletic and a better rebounder at the HS level. I cannot name the most recent or last 6’3-4″ baller who lead his college team in rebounding. While he may spend mega-hours trying to develop a consistent outside shot, KW will probably be refining other aspects of his game. He brings back memories of Jay Edwards and AJ Guyton when shooting.

  • OhioHoosier

    Good comparisons, I was just thrown off by the “Williams can do everything that Clarke can” comment lol

  • HoosierGrampy

    When I wrote that Williams can do everything Clarke can, I was thinking about their comparative ability to get to the rim, grab an occasional rebound and get down the floor at the offensive OR defensive end under control…not necessarily critical to be the first one there (Watford wouldn’t have been as effective in his role if he had run like Zeller). KW has that sneaky style Edwards/Guyton had in that neither one grabbed your undivided attention or stood out as “da man” until you looked in the box score and discovered that he just dropped 20+ on your boys.

  • SCHoosier

    Don’t know how TC manages it with all the guards we have by the Williams kid is worth pursuing…Clark maybe not so much IMO.

  • CreanFaithful

    I’m not knocking anyone’s opinion here, but how many times have we seen this under CTC? Doubt on ITH and in the forum. If CTC offers, there is potential. Tell me if this description of Clarke reminds you of anybody…

    “Clarke is well known for his superior athleticism and his defensive play. Clarke’s best attribute offensively is his great ability to drive into the paint and finish with contact. Furthermore, he has a great handle on the ball for a forward. Clarke’s reach allows him to be very active on the offensive and defensive boards. Clarke has developed into a great defender using his long wingspan to block the passing lanes and his leaping ability to block shots. The only real weakness in his game is his perimeter shooting, but even that has improved so that defenders can’t leave him open without the threat of a basket. Clarke is considered a high major player, and he has not even reached his full potential. If he keeps expanding his game by establishing a consistent jumper and getting physically stronger, Clarke can become one of the top players in the country.”

  • OhioHoosier

    What I really appreciate about Williams is that high release.

  • Alford Bailey

    I’ve really liked Kenny Williams since I first saw him. There are alot of kids out there with similar game but I just get this feeling for some reason this kid is gonna be special. Hope we land him.

  • HoosierGrampy

    The answer to your question is just 2 times–Will Sheehey and Victor Oladipo. “If CTC offers, there is potential.” Duh, EVERY player who is offered a D1 scholarship has potential, but the list of those who failed to realize their real or perceived potential for any of several reasons is long and fairly undistinguished. Crean’s list may not be as long as some other coaches, but he’s got one (Nick Williams, Malik Story, Bawa Muniru, Bobby Capobianco, Remy Abell, Luke Fischer, Austin Etherington and Jeremy Hollowell).
    I don’t know who wrote the description of Chris Clarke which you posted, but there is more than a little hype in it. I couldn’t find a video which showed any of his defensive skills w/respect to blocking passing lanes or using his leaping ability to block shots. He’s got a long way to go before he becomes one of the top players in the country. Heron Edwards was a “can’t miss” prospect a couple years ago as a PG and now sits as #75 on ESPN’s 2015 list. He still has potential (and an IU offer), but there are 10 PGs in the nation with more “potential”.

  • 323SGrant

    Yep, I would choose KW. Clarke seems to drive frequently, because he does not have the outside shot yet.

  • ForeverIU

    Some kids just have an elegant shot, smooth release. They make it look easy, and you know it isn’t. Kenny Williams, James Blackmon Jr, Jeremiah April …

  • CreanFaithful

    You are putting more value in rankings than CTC’s evaluation. I trust the later. That was my point. Not sure what your point was with Fischer. He was outside the top 100 when CTC offered him. He was in the 30’s by the time he laced them up in Bloomington. Same with RJ this year. Same with Kenny Williams if he ends up a Hoosier. Your post also assumes that every player is meant to come in and impact the team from day one. Not the case.

  • HoosierGrampy

    I understand that you trust CTC when you commented that “If CTC offers, there is potential.” I simply listed a number of players whom he offered that failed to live up to their real or imagined potential while at IU. Every coach has a list of guys who just never quite got it. I prefer to rely on the collective opinions of recruiting analysts who compile these Top 50/Top 100 player lists than to completely trust the judgment of a coach who goes off the reservation in hopes of finding that diamond in the rough. BTW, I never said nor implied that every recruit was meant to arrive on campus and immediately impact our team…it just doesn’t happen that often in B’town..