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Montana freshman Hunter Clarke leaves men's basketball program

Hunter Clarke
Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 19:13:40-05

MISSOULA — Hunter Clarke, a freshman for the Montana men's basketball team from Australia, has left the program.

A spokesman for Montana confirmed the news with MTN Sports and Clarke no longer appears on UM's roster.

Clarke, whose older brother Anderson Clarke is a graduate manager with the Grizzlies, verbally committed to UM in the summer of 2019 after playing for the NBA Global Academy at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport. He also spent time competing for Australia's U17 team.

The 6-foot-5 guard was a late arrival to Montana from Australia due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Clarke appeared in just one game for Montana, its 78-51 win over Dickinson State. In that game, he played just five minutes, collecting one rebound and one foul while missing his lone field goal attempt.

Montana has just 12 players on its roster after at one point sporting 17 in the summer. Clarke joins former Northern Arizona transfer Cameron Satterwhite as Grizzlies who left after appearing in games this season. Former starting guard Timmy Falls transferred over the summer and recently landed at Cal State University San Bernardino. Guard Naseem Gaskin was let go from the team in September and three-year walk-on Peter Jones also recently left the team.