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Kentucky Basketball

5-Star Guard Skyy Clark Commits to Kentucky

October 22, 2020
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The recruitment of Skyy Clark has been a roller coaster, but it has finally come to a close as he picks Kentucky over North Carolina, Memphis, and UCLA. The 5-star combo guard is a consensus top-20 player in the 2022 class who is originally from California but transferred to Brentwood Academy in Nashville. He has been considering a reclassification to 2021 but that hasn’t been decided as of yet.

Skyy has been on Kentucky’s radar for a while, especially for a 2022 recruit, because of his possible reclassification. Long thought to be a Kentucky lock, UNC surged in the summer and seemed to make it a much tighter race, with some recruiting analysts even walking back their confidence in an eventual Kentucky commitment. However, the connection with the Kentucky staff eventually won out and Skyy will be a Wildcat.

Clark is a true combo guard that has the ability to play on or off the ball. He has a lot of Tyrese Maxey in his game, as both are dynamic guards who can score in bunches. If you were to sum up his game in one word, it would be “scorer” but he has more to his game than just his ability to score. His above-average handles and passing ability allow him to set his teammates up, something that will surely be leaned on more as he plays alongside other stars at Kentucky.

As a sophomore, Clark averaged almost 25 points and 4.4 assists per game while shooting 37% from three and 84% from the free-throw line. He is also a bigger guard, which should allow him to be a quality defender and rebounder going forward, especially as his body continues to develop.

Whether he stays in 2022 or reclasses to 2021, Clark will be a dynamic scorer for the Cats and should continue the long line of great guards that Kentucky has produced under Calipari.

 
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