Thanks for the newsflash, kooky! This is a classic case of Exposition Gone Wild, in which someone describes aloud something that both is clearly depicted visually in the same panel and was predicted to happen in the previous panel. Still, it's not as unnecessarily wordy as, say, a story by Chris Claremont or Brian Michael Bendis or Kevin Smith... aaagh. I think gave myself indigestion just thinking about those guys.
And I wouldn't fret over Clark if I were you. Putting aside the fact he's Superboy, Clark is used to things going wrong during impromptu basket inspections. (Just ask Pete Ross!)