Virginia Tech signee Donte Clark, who was supposed to have been a part of the Hokies for the upcoming season, has been denied admission to the university, according to a Virginia Tech source.
Clark was one of the six signees in the 2012-13 men’s basketball recruiting class, but he won’t be enrolling at Tech for summer school or for the upcoming school year. He did not meet Virginia Tech admission standards, according to a source, for academic reasons regarding his GPA and SAT.
Clark will not be enrolling at Tech in a future year, either, said the source.
Clark is still going through the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly called the NCAA Clearinghouse) process, so it is not yet known whether he will meet NCAA freshman eligibility standards or not.
Clark, a Charlotte, N.C., native who signed with Tech last fall, played as a senior for Hargrave Military Academy’s postgraduate team last season. The 6-4 Clark spent his junior year at Kennedy Charter Public School in Charlotte after transferring from Queens Guard High School in Matthews, N.C. As a junior, he had 20 points and 10 boards against Oak Hill.
He reportedly also had offers from Memphis, Georgia, Charlotte, Providence, Tennessee, ECU, Clemson, Miami and UCF.
Clark had been one of four contenders to succeed Erick Green at point guard, along with Marquis Rankin, signee Devin Wilson and signee Malik Mueller.
With Clark not coming, Tech will have 12 scholarship players on the roster.