Men’s basketball recruit charged with sexual assault

Marquette 2010-’11 basketball recruit Monterale Clark was arrested Monday night in Hillsboro, Texas, and charged with alleged second degree felony sexual assault according to Lieutenant Robert Monroe of the Hill County Sheriff’s Department.

Lieutenant Monroe said Clark’s family is working to post his $50,000 bail, after which he said it is likely Clark will be taken home to Milwaukee.

Clark and two other Hill College basketball players were arrested in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman at a campus party, according to a report by the Waco Tribune-Herald.

According to Marquette Associate Athletic Director Scott Kuykendall, NCAA rules do not allow the university to comment on the allegations since Clark had not yet signed a letter of intent with Marquette.

The 6-foot-10 forward played for Milwaukee Rufus King and Milwaukee Pius XI before graduating from Milwaukee Edison High School. He has been attending Hill College in Hillsboro since 2008.

Clark had given Marquette a verbal commitment on Feb. 6, 2009, but with the Nov. 11-18 signing period quickly approaching, his status with Marquette will remain unclear until his case plays out. But it seems unlikely Clark will play for Marquette.

Clark, a talented face-the-basket power forward, had given Marquette a verbal commitment to Marquette on Feb. 6, 2009.