Pelphrey mum on report involving Clarke

Posted: March 13, 2010 at 6:13 p.m.

— Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey would not comment Saturday on a television report citing sources that sophomore guard Rotnei Clarke is “strongly considering transferring” from Arkansas.

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Pelphrey declined comment to Saturday afternoon in Hot Springs. Pelphrey was in attendance at the Class 4A state basketball championship at Summit Arena in Hot Springs.

KNWA, a television station in Fayetteville, reported Clarke was strongly considering a transfer from Arkansas on Saturday. No decision has been made, according to a source. Clarke is scheduled to speak with Pelphrey next week as part of a normal individual meeting scheduled at the end of every season.

Clarke was second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.5 points this season. Clarke entered the postseason ninth in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (42.7 percent).

Pelphrey is expected to speak to the media as part of a season-ending press conference next week.