“This is a great honor,” Bo said. “It is even more special because my dad will be honored at the same time.”
Bo scored 2,886 points as a Knight. In 1978-79, he led all Division II players in the country in scoring at 31.6 points per game.
He feels that the banner ceremony is an honor for him and his father, but also for all of the players from the early years of the program.
“I really feel that my number represents all of the players who played during the first 15 years of the program,” he said. “It represents the Jerry Prather’s, the Calvin Lingelbach’s and the Bennie Shaw’s. Every jersey number could go up there. It is not just about Bo Clark, it is more about the players who played during the Torchy Clark era. Anyone who saw me play knows that I needed my teammates. This recognition is for them as well.”
The halftime recognition for the Clark family is part of a basketball Homecoming weekend at UCF. Head coach Kirk Speraw is inviting all former Knights to attend the game with Massachusetts as part of the school’s Homecoming festivities. Tip-off for Friday’s contest against the Minutemen is set for 7 p.m.