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Memorial center Nate Clover orally commits to Oral Roberts University

Memorial basketball center Nate Clover announced on Twitter late Wednesday his intent to sign with Oral Roberts University.

Clover is going into his fourth season on the Titans’ varsity team, having won at least a share of the district championship each season and a 5A state title in 2018.

He earned defensive player of the year honors in District 21-5A last March after leading Memorial to a share of the league championship with Barbers Hill.

Clover blocked 3 shots, scored 12 points and pulled down 8 rebounds per game as a junior. He shares the frontcourt with highly recruited Kenneth Lofton Jr. at Memorial and is teammates with Nederland senior Hayden Hefner on the Houston Defenders Under Armour-circuit team during the summer. Hefner recently committed to Texas A&M.

The early signing period for Division I men’s basketball is Nov. 13-20. The regular signing period is April 15-May 20, 2020.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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