Hoop Flames add Ford, transfers
by Lee Sports Information
Jul 21, 2013 | 904 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As the Lee University men’s basketball team pushes closer to its first season against rugged Gulf South Conference competition, head coach Tommy Brown has released the names of four new signees for the 2013-14 season.

Matt Clark, a transfer from Flagler College (Fla.), is described as a “great shooter” by the Lee coaching staff, and playing against tough competition will be nothing new for rising junior. He has played in the NCAA D-II Peach Belt Conference for the last two years.

As a sophomore he averaged 13.5 points per game and shoot 38 percent from 3-point range (64-of-167) As a freshman, Clark poured in 15.2 points per outing.

Clark comes from a family with a rich basketball history and “knows how to play the game.” Matt’s father, Bo Clark. is the all- time leading scorer at the University of Central Florida and his brother plays development league ball for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chattanooga Notre Dame standout, Stedmon Ford, brings some outstanding numbers to the Lee program.

Ford averaged 23.4 points per game and 8.1 assists for the Irish last season. He is described by the Lee staff as being lightning quick, a great passer and should play early during his career with the Flames.

Jay Marquette is a 6-foot-5, 215 transfer from Owens Community College (Ohio). Owens went deep into National Junior College Tournament last season.

A versatile player, Marquette can play inside and out, and has a strong understanding of the game. Statistically he was the best 3-point shooter in state of Ohio (52 percent) during his senior year of high school.

Tyquan Roberts is another junior college transfer who helped Louisburg College (N.C.) made a deep run in the National Junior College Tournament.

The 6-6, 220 pound athlete averaged 7.5 points per game and five rebounds for the Hurricanes. He shot 45 percent from the field. Roberts is described as being very skilled and has great hands. He can step out and shoot, plus having good moves in post.