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One-On-One With Rotnei Clark

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Verdigris basketball player Rotnei Clarke is on the verge of breaking Oklahoma's career scoring record. Verdigris basketball player Rotnei Clarke is on the verge of breaking Oklahoma's career scoring record.
Basketball isn’t the only thing that entertains Verdigris. A favorite movie of his is Glory Road. Basketball isn’t the only thing that entertains Verdigris. A favorite movie of his is Glory Road.
When he’s not on the court, you might find Verdigris at Wings to Go with friends or at church. When he’s not on the court, you might find Verdigris at Wings to Go with friends or at church.

Verdigris basketball player Rotnei Clarke is on the verge of breaking Oklahoma's career scoring record and NewsOn6.com Videojournalist Kyle Dierking talked with Clarke about everything except basketball.

Kyle Dierking: What do you like to do in town that's not basketball related?

Rotnei Clarke: There's not a lot to do here in Verdigris. All we've got here is a QuikTrip so we go over to Claremore and hang out with my friends and teammates a lot. On Monday's we go out to eat at Wings to Go. I also go to church - I'm usually there Wednesday's and Sunday's. There's not a lot to do but, I usually just hang out and be myself.

KD: What's your favorite meal at Wings to Go?

RC: The hot wings are pretty good. My teammates and I ate a lot.

KD: What's the can't-miss TV show or a movie you've seen lately that's been pretty good?

RC: I just saw Fools Gold with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson - that was a pretty good movie but I haven't been to one in a while. One of my most favorite movies is probably Glory Road. We saw that a couple years ago before the state tournament and that got us really pumped up.

KD: What do you like Music-wise?

RC: I started out just liking straight rap but there's a lot of unedited things you shouldn't hear. So I got my CD's mostly edited but now I'm getting into Christian rap. It's really cool and that's what I listen to during warm-ups. You don't have to worry about cuss words, it's real clean and it's about God - it's a good thing.

KD: Tell me about your hair-style.

RC: I started out with a flat top. It was real boxed like my dad's and I didn't like that at all. I tried to go a different style than his and everybody said my dad and I looked alike - I did not want to look like him. I just kind of designed it myself and a lot of people have kind of been wearing it that way too. I'll probably shave it if we win the state tournament.

KD: Do the teammates like it or do the ladies like it for that matter?

RC: I don't know you'd have to ask them. The guys like it though.

KD: As long as you don't look like dad though?

RC: Exactly.

By Kyle Dierking, NewsOn6.com Video Journalist

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