It looks like Skyy Clark won’t be a 2021 recruit after all.
According to Rivals recruiting analyst David Sisk, Clark says he will not reclassify and will instead remain in the 2022 class. This comes a day after he announced his final eight of Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Memphis, UCLA, USC, Tennessee State, and Oregon.
In recent months, Clark has been viewed as a heavy Kentucky lean and someone who would ultimately reclassify into 2021, so today’s news is a bit surprising.
I’m not sure if this has anything to do with the Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne possibly leaving for the Knicks, but it’s worth bringing up. Payne has been a huge asset to Kentucky in terms of how much he helps players develop in the short time they usually spend in Lexington, so losing him could affect Kentucky’s standing with guys like Clark.
Whatever the case may be, it appears one of Kentucky’s top targets in 2021 is now technically off the board. That would also explain why the school is now reaching out to 2021 five-star point guard Hunter Sallis, though he does not yet hold an offer from Kentucky.
The only other true point guard in 2021 with an offer from Kentucky is Kennedy Chandler, who is widely expected to pick Tennessee very soon.
John Calipari clearly has some work to do in finding his next point guard.