Four Trinity Valley Community College sophomore men’s basketball players will be continuing their careers at four-year institutions.

Jonathon Clark, Marlin Cloudy, Kennith Gober and Roger Munoz signed national letters of intent recently, according to first-year Cardinal head coach Pat Smith.

Clark signed with Louisiana Tech, Cloudy with Tarleton St., Gober with Texas Wesleyan and Munoz with Alaska-Fairbanks.

“What I’m most proud of is that these young men possess excellent character and integrity on and off the court,” Smith said. “They are all good students who emphasize all of the good characteristics that college athletics should be about.

“These players were key individuals in our turnaround this season and moving back toward the top of the Region XIV Conference. They all made great college choices in terms of going to programs where they can contribute immediately.

“I’m very proud to have been associated with these four players.”

Trinity Valley was 19-12 overall and 14-8 in the Region XIV Conference to finish third.

Clark was instrumental in the Cards’ surprising success this past season as he was the leader of the team from the point guard position. After transferring from Robert Morris University, the 5-9 Clark averaged 12 points, 4.5 assists and 2 rebounds per game. He was named second team All-Region along with being a participant in the NJCAA All-Star Game.

Cloudy, a 6-2 Center product, was a key member of TVCC’s team throughout the season. He averaged 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest along with connecting on 53 three pointers for the season. He had a career-high of 28 points against Kilgore including eight three-pointers and scored 27 vs. both Lee and Weatherford.

He is the nephew of former TVCC great Stan Cloudy.

Gober, a 6-2 wing out of Waxahachie, ended the season with averages of 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He had season highs of 18 points each in road victories over Panola and Navarro.

Texas Wesleyan won the NAIA National Title in 2006.

Munoz, a 6-9 post , was a valuable TVCC player coming off the bench to give support. He led the team with 11 blocked shots and had was instrumental in a key conference win over Angelina with eight points and eight rebounds.

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