Darion Clark introduced himself to Niner Nation at the 16:02 mark of the second half of the 49ers exhibition victory over Pfeiffer.
Willie Clayton corralled a rebound at one end and hit point guard Pierria Henry with an outlet pass. Henry found Clark racing down the left side, fed him and joined Niner Nation as they watched Clark take off and throw down a two-handed flush over a defender Josh Humphrey.
It was strong. It was athletic. And it was as if Clark opened up a Facebook page and said, "here I am".
Niner Nation, for their part, responded with a rousing ovation.
Clark and fellow freshman forward Clayton have similar skills, play similar roles and bring similar fire.
"Willie and Darion are almost book-end forwards," Head Coach Alan Major said. "They both provide tremendous energy and they've given depth on the front line, which we needed as well."They are both strong and athletic. They both can score around the basket. And they both love to rebound. Both recorded double-doubles in the exhibition win, combining for 22 of the 49ers 56 rebounds.
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