Cheltenham grad slated to start in Clemson’s NCAA men’s basketball opener on Friday

Jack “Silk ” Clark, a 2018 Cheltenham High School graduate, is expected in the starting lineup for Clemson University in their NCAA men’s basketball opener against the University of New Mexico on Friday, March 22.

Clemson enters the tournament ranked 6th, New Mexico 11th.

You can watch Clark’s highlights from a game against Wake Forest earlier this month:

According to local historian Chuck Langerman, Clark, a 6-10 swingman, is the third Cheltenham High graduate to play in the men’s NCAA tournament. The others are Craig Littlepage, a 1969 grad, and Pete Goss, a 1954 grad.

Littlepage played for the University of Pennsylvania in the 1971, 1972, and 1973 NCAA tournaments.

Pete Goss (pictured below), a 6-foot-8, 225-pound center, played at Temple University for legendary head coach Harry “The Chief” Litwack from 1956 to 1959. Goss participated in the Final Four of the 1958 NCAA tournament, held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. The Temple Owls led by future Philadelphia Warriors NBA All-Star Guy Rodgers almost won it all, losing to eventual champion Kentucky, 61-60, in the semifinals.

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