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#1 Darion Clark
Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 233
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
High School: Oak Hill Academy
Experience: High School
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At Oak Hill Academy:
Starred at Oak Hill Academy and helped team record an unbeaten 44-0 record and the nation’s #1 final ranking.   The 44 wins is the most in the storied history of the program, which had won seven previous national titles. 

As a junior playing for Rockdale County H.S., he averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds.

In 2011, in the GACA North-South Junior All-Star Game, he scored 12 points.

Played football at Rockdale County also.

Played AAU ball with the Atlanta Celtics.

Forward Darion Clark (Conyers, Ga.; Oak Hill Academy) signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the for the 49ers in 2012-13 during the fall, 2011 signing period.

A 6-8, 230 lb, power forward, clark starred at Oak Hill Academy and helped that team to an unbeaten 44-0 record and the nation's #1 final ranking.   The 44 wins is the most in the storied history of the program, which had won seven previous national titles.  Clark played AAU ball with the Atlanta Celtics.

"We're excited to have Darion join our family here at Charlotte," 49ers head coach Alan Major said. "He's going to bring a winning tradition with him. He's an outstanding rebounder who plays with great energy. He's a high-character guy and a great fit for what we are trying to build."

"Clark is like a bookend (to fellow signee Willie Clayton)," ESPN National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi added.  "This is what I love about Alan's classes. He is addressing needs. Rebounding was a need and they've addressed it in a wonderful fashion.

Charlotte's 2011-12 recruiting class, Major's first full class, was rated among the top 10 non-BCS classes. That versatile class was highlighted by three guards and two centers. For 2012-13, Major has made a power forward splash, signing Clayton and Clark to accompany shooting guard Shawn Lester.

"(Clark and Clayton) will help us continue to build our front line for the future," Major added. "They both play with a lot of energy and are really outstanding rebounders who both fit well with our program."

"What Alan and his staff have done has brought in very good athletes," Biancardi added. "The Atlantic 10 is an extremely athletic league and you need a level of athleticism to thrive. They have that athleticism and they've added terrific size at those positions. They all have a presence about them that they want to get better and want to be good. They are going to add to the outstanding foundation that Alan has started."


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