E-W’s Smarr commits to Clark College for basketball; baseball may also be an option

Jason Smarr signs his letter of intent to Clark College.

Jason Smarr signs his letter of intent to Clark College.

Edmonds-Woodway High School multi-sport athlete Jason Smarr has accepted an athletic scholarship from Vancouver’s Clark College to play basketball.

“I was looking for a coach and a program that can get me to a four-year school, and when I met Coach Alex (Kirk) it just felt right,” said Smarr, a 6-3, 190-lb. athlete who also played football and baseball for the Warriors during his senior year, and was on the varsity tennis team prior to switching to football in fall 2013.

“I wanted him the moment we saw him, ” says Kirk. “To think he has never focused on just basketball and he’s this good. I can’t wait to work with him.”

Clark’s basketball team, in their third year under Kirk, went 27-2 this year to lead the 33-team NWAAC in wins. “I think we have a chance to be even better this year,” says Kirk. “Jason will definitely be a big part of the reason why.”

Smarr, who played four different varsity sports as a Warrior, hasn’t completely ruled out playing baseball, having met with the Penguin baseball coach, who plans on giving him a look.

“Fall baseball starts two weeks ahead of hoops and coach (Don) Freeman is open to me doing both,” says Smarr, adding, “If I can do both that’s a bonus.”

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