Hometown: Harvey, Ill.
One of Wyoming’s greatest basketball players, Leon Clark was first-team all-Western Athletic Conference in 1965 and 1966. After thrilling crowds at his freshmen games, in which he averaged 21 points per game and led the Poke freshmen to a best ever 11-3 record, Clark moved into the varsity starting lineup as a sophomore and quickly became a force, scoring 33 points in his first game. Playing center at an undersized 6-6, Clark led the Western Athletic Conference in rebounding in 1965 and 1966. In his senior year, he led the Cowboys in scoring with a 22.4 points per game average. He set the Fieldhouse record for rebounds in a game with 24 vs. Arizona in 1966. He finished his career as Wyoming’s all-time leading rebounder and is now fourth on Wyoming’s all-time career rebounds list behind Reginald Slater, Fennis Dembo, and HL Coleman. He is still Wyoming’s all-time leader in career rebounding average with 11.4. He is 7th all-time in field goals made (581) and 7th in field goals attempted (1,224). He averaged a double-double for his career, with 19.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. Clark was drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.
Inducted September 24, 2004