Posted On: 09/19/19 5:00 AM
Jared Clawson, a class of 2020 guard from Edison High School, was one of the most productive players in the entire DMV last season. He averaged 18 points per game for the Eagles, and this was good enough to rank him in the top-30 among scorers in the DC Metro Area. Clawson is considered one of the most prolific shooters in the area as well. He hit 68 threes last year and shot 80% from the foul line.
“I’m fast, I like to pull up, come off the screen, split the screen. I really utilize the matchups,” Clawson said during a recent interview with Prep Hoops. “I like to use screens to get me a matchup definitely against a big so I can go by him. But really, the pull up game is where I’m at. And the hesi pull-up game from three, anywhere. And I play great defense all the time.”
If you look at his numbers, it doesn’t take long to realize Clawson is a dynamic threat on offense. Three times last year he scored 30 or more points. There were four games last year during which Clawson earned 10 or more free throw attempts. This illustrates that he does not solely rely on his perimeter shooting, but can also attack the rim and apply pressure on the defense in various ways. What does he do that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet?
“Being a leader and talking,” he began to explain. “Before, I didn’t really talk to much, I was kind of leading by example. But now, I’m a senior. I’ve learned how to talk. Learn how to lead through my talking and motivate someone. Not to bring somebody down on my team, but to keep them up.”
Clawson says schools like CNU, Barry University, and Queens University of Charlotte are currently standing out in his recruitment. It’s unclear when he plans to commit, but one thing we do know is that he has big aspirations for the upcoming season.
“First Team All-Met. That’s definitely my big goal. Since middle school, I’ve wanted to be First Team All-Met. All the people I look up to in the DMV area were All-Met, especially Chris Lykes. So yeah. To me, that’s like the biggest award you can get around here. My other goal is to win Virginia State Player of the Year.”