Clark departs men’s basketball program

Sophomore guard Jimmy “Tre” Clark III attempts a layup against N.C. A&T on Dec. 9. Photo by Megan Lee

Noah Fleischman, Sports Editor

Sophomore guard Jimmy “Tre” Clark III is slated to enter the NCAA transfer portal after men’s basketball announced he was no longer a part of the team on Friday.

VCU Athletics released a two-sentence statement announcing Clark’s departure.  

“Tre Clark is no longer a member of the men’s basketball program at VCU,” the department wrote. “We are not allowed to comment further on this matter.”

Clark didn’t play in the road matchup against Rhode Island on Feb. 3 due to a “university suspension,” coach Mike Rhoades said.

Clark scored four points in his final game as a Ram against La Salle on Jan. 30 throughout his 15 minutes of play. 

The Covington, Georgia, native played in 16 games this season with the black and gold, averaging 5.9 points. He also logged 29 assists and 29 steals coming off the bench. 

Clark played in 17 games during his freshman campaign, averaging 2.1 points. He recorded 14 assists during the 2019-20 season. 

His departure leaves the Rams without a third point guard option, behind sophomore Bones Hyland and freshman Ace Baldwin. 

In Clark’s absence at Rhode Island, Hyland played a career-high 38 minutes, and Baldwin logged a season-high 32 minutes. 

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