22 - Julian Clarke
Julian Clarke
Height: 6-3
Weight: 193
Year: Junior
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
High School: Oakwood Collegiate
Position: Guard
Major: Biochemistry

WCC All-Academic Team ... Forgoes his senior year of eligibility to attend medical school next year ... played in 18 games this season (77 career) with 1 start averaging 8.2 minutes/game ... started for the first time since 2011-12 season (3rd career) in his last home game as a Bronco as part of Senior Day (vs. St. Mary’s 2/22) ... played briefly in WCC tournament win over UOP (3/6) after missing the previous 2 games ... tied his career-high with 3 3FG (at BYU 2/6) and made 11 3FG in 18 GP after making 15 in his previous 59 games ... scored a career-high 13 points vs. La Sierra (12/14) and his 4 highest scoring career games all came this season to boost his season career-best average to 3.2 ppg ... recorded the 100th point of his career (vs. Rice 11/30/13) ... was redshirted during his freshman season (2010-11) after sustaining a severe ankle sprain.

 

2013-14 (JR):

Averaging 3.2 ppg in 8.2 mpg playing in 18 of 33 games ... scored 11 pts. on 3 of 4 3FG and 2-2 FT and collected his 2nd career blk. (vs. Bethesda 11/8) ... scored 5 pts. off the bench vs. San Jose St. (11/12) ... played 6 min. making 1-2 FG at Notre Dame (11/22) ... made 3-6 FT (both career highs) and 2-5 FG (1-2 3s) for 8 pts. vs. N. Dakota St. (11/29) ... scored 5 pts., including 100th career (104) vs. Rice (11/30) ... 2nd blk. of season (3rd career) in 3 min. at CS Bakersfield (12/5) ... perfect shooting (1-1 FG; 2-2 FT) for 4 pts. with career-high tying 3 ast. at Cal Poly (12/7) ... career-high 13 pts. all scored in 2nd half on 4-8 FG (2-4 3s) in career-most 20 min. vs. La Sierra (12/14) ... had 1 reb. in limited min. vs. Radford (12/16) ... 1 reb. in 5 min. vs. Sacred Heart (12/18) ... missed only FGA in 2 min. at UNLV (12/22) ... played for the first time in 9 games (vs. BYU 1/18) ... 0-1 3FG in 3 min. vs. Portland (2/1) ... tied career-high with 3 3FG for 9 pts., his first pts. in team’s last 16 games, playing 10 min. at BYU (2/6) ... played 3 min. at San Diego (2/8) ... played 7 min. as a starter with 1 pt. (1-3 FT) and 1 ast. vs. St. Mary’s (2/22) ... played briefly with no pts. vs. UOP in WCC tournament win (3/6).

 

2012-13 Action Photos

2012-13 (SO):

Appeared in 30 of 38 games off the bench ... averaged 1.8 ppg in 248 minutes (8.3 mpg) ... played a career-high 19 min. with a season-best 7 pts. (3 of 9 FGs) in season-opening win vs. Simpson (11/10/12) ... season-high 2 stl. vs USC Upstate (11/20/12) ... tied season-best with 7 pts. at USF (1/17/13) ... made 3 of 4 FGs (1 of 2 3s) tying season-high with 7 pts. vs. CS Bakersfield (1/23/13) ... hit 2 of 4 FGs (all 3s) for 6 pts. in CBI Tournament win at Purdue (3/25/13).

2011-12 Action Photos

2011-2012 (RS/FR):

Played in 26 games with 2 starts ... Averaged 0.8 ppg and 0.5 apg in 6.0 mpg ... Scored his 1st career FG (1 of 5) and pts. (2) with 1 reb. and season-high 2 ast. vs. UC Merced (11/11/11) ... Played a season-high 14 min. with his 1st career blk. at UC Santa Barbara (11/15/11) ... Scored 1st career 3-pointer to reach season-high 6 pts. vs Pacifica (12/13/11) ... 1st career start with 5 pts. (1 of 4 3FG) vs. LMU (1/24/12) ... Started for the 2nd straight game vs. USF (1/26/12) ... Played only 24 min. and did not score a point over the final 8 games.

2010-11: Redshirted the season after being sidelined with a severe ankle sprain ... Played 5 minutes over 3 games prior to his injury.

HIGH SCHOOL:

 A 2010 graduate of Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario … played for head coach Anthony Miller and helped Oakwood win the Ontario Provincial Championship with a record of 39-4 … his senior year averaged 23.2 ppg, 11.1 rpg and 8.9 apg … as a senior he was named the Canadian High School Player of the Year and MVP of the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) … received All-Academic First Team and All-Canadian High School First Team accolades … his junior year averaged 16.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg and 7 apg leading Oakwood to a 22-11 record… he was named MVP of OFSAA and won Bronze medal with Team Ontario at 2009 Canadian Summer Games.

PERSONAL:

Parents are Norman Clarke and Natalie Vukovich … his Dad played basketball at St. Bonaventure University and on the 1988 Canadian Olympic National Team … his Mom helped Laurentian University win the National Title during the 1978-79 season. She also played on the Canadian Junior National Team and is in the school’s Sports Hall of Fame … has two younger siblings, Brody Clarke and Rachel Vukovich, and an aunt who played professional volleyball and basketball in Italy … volunteered over 200 hours coaching low income children with the Toronto Triple Threat basketball club, and single-handedly raised nearly $1,400 for Oakwood Athletics by organizing consecutive 3-on-3 tournaments in 2008 and 2009… he is an accomplished piano player and was on the Principal’s honor role for all four years in high school ... played for Canada’s U18 team in the World Championships in Latvia over the summer of 2010 with Canada finishing seventh ... bio-chemistry major.

WHY CLARKE CHOSE SANTA CLARA:

"I chose Santa Clara University because both my family and I decided it was the perfect spot to develop as a student, an athlete and as a person. The academic situation is great and it is clear that student comes before athlete. The team has a great upside and I am looking forward to being part of a Bronco squad that fights its way all the way to the Big Dance. The team is a great group of guys that are friendly and fun to be around and also work hard on the basketball court. They are closely knit and I am glad to become a part of that also. The coaches are energetic, excited, and knowledgeable and they are also approachable and personable. So are the professors. The class sizes are ideal and teachers want you to succeed. It is a beautiful campus and everyone on it is on your side. I feel that going to Santa Clara for four years means going to Santa Clara for life. I can develop a network and family of people at this university that will stay with me wherever my life may lead. There is nothing more that I could want out of a university. I'm thankful, excited, and ready to work! Go Broncos!!"