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Pearl River's Clements signs with North Dakota State

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This is a news release from Pearl River Community College

Pearl River Community College basketball standout Malik Clements has signed with North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. Clements, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound guard out of Madison West High School in Madison, Wis., opted to forgo his sophomore season with the Wildcats to sign on with The Summit League champion squad under the leadership of second-year head coach Dave Richman. 

Clements, the son of Kam and Emily Clements, averaged 10 points a game this past season for MACJC champ PRCC, boasting a 43.6 percent field goal percentage and a 73.9 percent mark at the free throw line. Pearl River finished its state title campaign at 25-4 overall and 11-2 in South Division play under 22-year head coach Richard Mathis. 

Clements was instrumental in The River taking the coveted title --- Mathis' seventh at the school --- as he scored 16 points in the Wildcats 65-54 victory over Holmes in the MACJC title bout Feb. 26. 

“Malik's passion to get better and his selflessness are unique characteristics that will make him a great fit in our culture here at North Dakota State,” said Richman. “His scorer's mentality, feel for the game and experience put him in a position to make a significant impact. 

He is a versatile player with good range, and his strong frame and toughness allow him to get to the rim and finish in the paint.” Richman, who served as an assistant coach for the Bison prior to being named head coach last August, guided his inaugural squad to a Summit League championship and a berth in the NCAA National Tournament only to suffer an 86-76 opening-round loss to Gonzaga to wrap their season at 23-10. 

At Madison West High, Clements led the Big 8 Conference in scoring in his senior season at 21.8 points per game and was a first-team all-conference selection, as well as earning Associated Press honorable mention all-state recognition. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining at NDSU.

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