15 Rotnei Clarke
15 Rotnei Clarke
Height: 6-0
Weight: 184
Year: Senior
Hometown: Verdigris, Okla.
High School: Verdigris
Previous College: Arkansas
Position: G

Quick Hits:
•Starter in 124 collegiate games at Butler and Arkansas.  Played in 33 games at Butler, all as a starter.
•Led the Bulldogs in scoring (16.9), three-point field goals (115), free throw shooting (.886) and minutes played (33.3).
•Ranks third on Butler’s single season chart for three-point field goals with 115.
•Chosen to the All-Tournament Team at the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship.
•Named first team Atlantic 10 Conference All-Conference.
•Chosen to the 10-Player USBWA All-District V Team.
•Named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week for the period, Nov. 19-25, (Maui Invitational).
•Chosen to the All-Tournament Team at the 2012 Maui Invitational (his first collegiate regular season tournament).
•Named to the Atlanta Tipoff Club 2012-13 Naismith Early Season Watch List and the 2013 Bob Cousy Award watch list.
•Ranked fifth on the 2012-13 ESPN list of “Top 10 Three-Point Shooters”.
•Named second team Preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference.
•First player to score 20 points in his Butler debut since 2000.

2012-13 Highlights:
Starter in 32 Butler games (missed Butler’s games against Richmond, Gonzaga and La Salle with a severely sprained neck suffered in Butler’s victory at Dayton)...scored a game-high 21 points in 22 minutes as a starter in Butler’s season-opener against Elon...matched his career-high with five assists at Xavier...scored 20 points and nailed the game-winning three-point field goal at the buzzer to lift Butler past Marquette in the first round of the Maui Invitational...shared the team scoring lead with 17 points in Butler’s victory over #9 North Carolina in the Maui Invitational semifinals...scored 27 points against Illinois in the championship game of the Maui Invitational...hit five of six three-point field goal attempts and shared the team scoring lead with 19 points against Hanover...led the Bulldogs with 15 points and a career-high five assists against Ball State...shared the team scoring lead with 17 points in 24 minutes against IUPUI...hit four three-point field goals and scored 13 points at Northwestern...led all scorers with 19 points in a career-high 45 minutes in Butler’s victory over top-ranked Indiana...led the Bulldogs with 20 points against Evansville...hit six of nine three-point field goal attempts and scored a game-high 22 points to lead Butler past Vanderbilt...had a Butler career-high 28 points, matched his career-high with six rebounds and added four assists to help lead Butler past Saint Joseph’s...suffered a neck injury 12 minutes into the first half at Dayton and was taken from the court on a stretcher.  (Discharged from Miami Valley Hospital later that evening with no fracture.)...marked his return to action with a game-high 24 points, including a career-high 13 of 14 free throws, and a career-high nine assists against Temple...led the Bulldogs with 17 points at Saint Louis...scored a game-high 23 points against Rhode Island...had a team-high 17 points and five assists against St. Bonaventure...led the Bulldogs with 14 points, matched his rebounding career-high with six and added four assists and three steals at George Washington...scored 15 points in the final 3:21 and finished with a game-high 18 points against Charlotte...had a game-high 22 points and matched his career-high with six rebounds at Fordham...led the Bulldogs with 16 points against Duquesne...scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against Saint Louis at home...shared the Butler scoring lead with 17 points at Massachusetts...led the Bulldogs with 21 points against Xavier...hit six three-point field goals and scored a game-high 21 points against Dayton in the A-10 Tournament...led the Bulldogs with 14 points against La Salle in the A-10 Tournament quarterfinals...topped the Bulldogs with 16 points in the A-10 Tournament semifinals against Saint Louis...led the Bulldogs with 17 points against Bucknell in his first NCAA Tournament game...had a team-high 24 points against Marquette in the season-finale.

Clarke will have to sit out one year after transferring to Butler.  He will be eligible to play his final year during the 2012-13 season.

2010-11 Highlights (Junior at Arkansas)
Started every game for the Razorbacks...averaged 15.2 points per game...shot 44% on three-pointers and 86% from the FT line...named second team All-SEC

2009-10 Highlights (Sophomore at Arkansas)
Named the No. 1 shooter in the preseason by Foxsports.com...set Arkansas' school record for points in a game with 51 vs. Alcorn St.... named the country's best shooter by ESPN's Andy Katz...ranked 9th in the NCAA in three-point FGs per game (3.2) and three-point percentage (42.7%)...led his team in scoring nine times and scored in double digits 23 times.

2008-09 Highlights (Freshman at Arkansas)
Ranked as the top freshman in the nation in three-point percentage (39.3%)...averaged 12.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists...shot 93.5% from the FT line...made 83 thee-pointers...recorded 22 double figure scoring games...scored 17 points in his college debute.

High School
Led Verdigris High School to its first Class 3A state championship...became Oklahoma's leading scorer with 3,758 points...averaged 33.2 points during his career...named first-team all-state...four-star recruit and rated the No. 21 shooting guard in the nation by Scout.com and No. 25 by Rivals.com...received over 30 offers from schools including Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma and Memphis before signing with Arkansas.