Posted On: 09/9/19 5:00 PM
Every year at the DMVelite80, prospects take advantage of the setting and make a name for themselves while competing among some of the best in the area. This year, Clarence Rupert might be one of those guys. The multi-faceted 6-foot-7 forward from the Miller School was hands down one of the best long-term prospects we saw at the event. He stood out early and often on both ends of the court.
“I’m a stretch wing. I can play the 3, 4 and 5. Sometimes the 2,” Rupert said of his overall game. “I feel like I play good defense. Last year I was playing 5, but this year I transferred and I want to play the wing. I feel like I can run up and down the court, bring the ball up like a guard, get to the rim and shoot.”
Rupert has only been playing basketball since the 7th grade, and has a lot of upside when you consider how good he is now in such a short period of time. Several division one programs, such as Temple, Georgia, Towson and UMass, have already taken notice. Rupert recently visited Temple and received positive feedback from the coaching staff.
“It was a good visit. They said they like my game and told me to keep working,” he said.
It shouldn’t be long before Rupert’s offer sheet expands. He is expected to be an integral part of what Jack Meriwether, the new Head Coach at Miller School, wants to do. Rupert told Prep Hoops that his goals are go to college and make his mom proud. He certainly appears to be on the right track.
Clarence Rupert is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-15 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Virginia’s 2021 class, click here.