April 13, 2011

Basketball Announces Signee Brandon Clark

Click here to see the November, 2010 Signee Release

Santa Clara, Calif. – Santa Clara head basketball coach Kerry Keating announced today Brandon Clark of East Chicago, Ind. (Merrillville HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent for the April, 2011 signing period.  

 Clark is part of the 2011 Bronco signing class that includes the three November, 2010 signees: forward/center Robert Garrett (Sacramento HS, Sacramento, Calif.); wing Denzel Johnson (Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif.); and forward Karim York (Del Valle HS, Del Valle, Texas).

"We are excited and fortunate to be adding Brandon to our family," said Bronco head coach Kerry Keating.  "He comes from successful programs and a family routed in academic success.  He will bring, along with his classmates Robert, Denzel and Karim, the character and ability we are looking for while continuing to foster our program's growth." 

"I chose Santa Clara because of the connection I made with the coaching staff and the prestige of the academics that are offered. Also, the experience Coach Keating has with coaching guards who have reached the next level caught my eye," said Clark.

6'0 160 lbs. Guard East Chicago, Ind. (Merrillville High School)

High School Experience: Attended Merrillville High School where he lettered in basketball, football and baseball … in basketball, he led the team to a Sectional Championship in 2010 and two DAC Conference Championships in 2010 and '11 … he was named to Indiana Third-Team All-State Team … he was the Indiana Pacer Player of the Month twice … ranked #305 in the nation by HoopScoop.com … his senior year stats include 15 ppg, 6 apg, 3 rpg, and 2 spg … had 10 career double-doubles … had a career-high of 20 points vs. Lake Central and 16 assists vs. Portage … collected 12 ppg, 4 apg and 2 spg his junior year and 9 ppg, 3 apg and 1 spg his sophomore year … club team SYF Players won five tournaments last summer, including the Indiana State AAU Tournament … averaged 10 ppg and 8 apg with his AAU team.

Personal: Father Jeffrey Julkes attended Prairie State and his mother Kimberly Julkes attended Ball State University … has two older sisters, Brittany and Tiffany … his godfather E'Twann Moore played at Purdue … his hobbies include playing video games and listening to music.



The 2011 Bronco Basketball class:

Name                       Position      Height        Weight    Hometown/High School

Brandon Clark &      G                  6'0               160          East Chicago, Ind./Merrillville

Robert Garrett *       C                  6'11             235          Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento

Denzel Johnson *    G                  6'3               185          Fresno, Calif./Clovis West

Karim York *             F                   6'8               180          Del Valle, Texas/ Del Valle

& - April 2011 signee          * Nov. 2010 signee