Ayanna Clark

Ayanna Clark


CLASS: 2017



  • Long Beach, CAHometown
  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School
  • 6-1Height
  • Weight
  • 18Overall Rank
  • 1Position Rank
Also Considered

ESPN Player Evaluations

Nike Tournament of Champions-December 2016: Physical low-post presence with nimble footwork delivers in the block; power block prospect with deceptive agility pounds the glass, yields a defensive presence in the key. (Olson)

Nike Tournament of Champions-December 2015: Power-post with physical interior game yields results; space-eater on the block, commands the ball on the box and attacks; rebounds, outlets; defensive presence with average quickness in uptempo game; an elite post prospect in the class of 2017. (Olson)

USA U16 Trials-May 2015: Strong, physical low-post performer pounds glass, rebounds and finishes plays; developing faceup game outside of key; average quickness in uptempo game; power-body in block with suspect motor; unpolished product with potential. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 2014: Power post finishes vs. contact; physical on block, reads pressure, finishes in traffic; average quicks in uptempo game; high-motor effort is the missing ingredient for post domination. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 2013: Strong, physical insider with consistent interior game; catches, finishes in traffic; mobile in uptempo game; next-level impact. (Olson)


McDonald's All-American Team selection in 2017.

-- CalHiSports Underclass All-State in 2016.

July 1, 2014: Clark, considered one of the truly elite prospects in the 2017 class, has given a verbal to USC and coach Cynthia Cooper.

"I made my decision prior to last weekend, visited the campus and felt that USC was the right place from me," she said.

Clark also considered UCLA and powerhouse Connecticut but said staying in her element on the West Coast was a big part of her decision.

"I feel that deciding early will help me both academically and athletically," she said. "I will be pushed more by choosing the Trojans now."

Clark, an efficient, physical interior producer, helped lead her Long Beach Poly team to a 27-3 record and a No. 3 final ranking in the espnW HoopGurlz Power 25 national rankings for 2013-14.

Read more: Clark getting better by the minute