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Bahamian Garvin Clarke Named League Co-Player Of The Year

As of Friday, March 27, 2020

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Garvin Clarke

#By RENALDO DORSETT

#Tribune Sports Reporter

#rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

#GARVIN Clarke’s offseason began with several regional awards as the senior point guard was recognised for a standout year in Cleveland, Ohio.

#He was named the Lake Eerie League Co-Player of the Year, Third-Team All-Ohio and Northeast Lakes All-District Division I First-Team by members of the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association when the organisations announced their postseason awards.

#In his lone season with the Cleveland Heights Tigers, Clarke averaged 15 points per game. The Tigers eventually advanced to the Euclid District semi-final where they were eliminated in a 49-44 loss to Brush. Clarke finished with 15 points in the season finale.

#Clarke is already a verbal commit to an “in-state” programme, the Akron Zips, as he prepares to make his transition to the NCAA Division I level next season.

#It was a year of ebbs and flows for Clarke and Cleveland Heights in a season where they were temporarily banned from Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason play.

#The Tigers were reinstated to the Ohio state tournament by Cuyahoga Country Judge John Russo after an appeal to the ban was filed by the players’ parents against the OHSAA.

#The OHSAA originally deemed the Tigers ineligible for a violation of Bylaw 9-2-1 when they travelled to a showcase in Las Vegas last December.

#Once reinstated, Clarke scored 13 points in the Tigers’ 82-46 win over Madison in the quarter-final before the aforementioned loss to Brush.

#Clarke completed his prep career with the Cleveland Heights Tigers after spending his previous seasons with the Euclid Panthers, both in Cleveland, Ohio.

#He was listed as a two or three-star recruit by several recruiting services and previously received Division I offers from Buffalo, Cleveland State, Florida A&M and Youngstown State, according to cleveland.com.

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