Cardinals' Clark joins teammate Caracter in declaring for draft

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville sophomore forward Earl Clark will skip his final two seasons and enter the NBA draft.

Clark averaged 11.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots for the Cardinals (27-9), who fell to North Carolina in the NCAA tournament's East Regional final last weekend.

Clark averaged 14.5 points and 8.3 rebounds in Louisville's four tournament games.

He is the second Louisville player to decide to leave early. Forward Derrick Caracter announced he would skip his final two years.

Clark had said earlier in the season that he would return for his junior year, but changed his mind after the team's tournament run.