Skyy Clark is the No. 15 overall player and the No. 3 combo guard in the 2022 recruiting class, according to the 247 Sports Composite. However, he has been expected to reclassify to 2021 for quite some time.
He has also been rumored to be a Kentucky lean by many recruiting experts. And while that buzz has simmered a bit, today we found out Kentucky is still in the running as Clark announced his top four schools today.
In an interview with 247 Sports, Clark revealed his final four included the Kentucky Wildcats, North Carolina Tar Heels, UCLA Bruins and Memphis Tigers. He also gave a brief update on his decision, which could come during his junior season.
“I will definitely make a decision during my junior year, I know that for sure,” he told 247 Sports. “Depending on whether it’s going to be before the season or maybe a few games after the season or in the middle of the season, I haven’t really came up with that. I’m still praying about that.”
In addition, Clark said he’s focusing on staying in the 2022 class, largely due to getting to play with his brother.
“My mindset right now is to stay in 2022,” said Clark. “The biggest reason is to play with my brother ZZ [Clark] who is a freshman right now. We’ve played on the same team but he only got in when we were up by a lot and I was on the bench so we’ve never really played on the court together so that’s something I really want to do and my other little brother Kingston is starting to play basketball and could play varsity as an eighth grader. It’s a huge thing for me.”
So, based on Clark’s comments, it sounds like staying in 2022 is a very real possibility, even though most recruiting analysts expect him to eventually reclassify.
Whatever the case may be, North Carolina has gained recent momentum in Clark’s recruitment, so it is no surprise that they made the cut as well. It’s unclear if UCLA or Memphis are real threats to land him.
Clark is ranked as a combo guard, but he has made it clear that he is a point guard with excellent scoring ability.
i am not a combo guard, i am a point guard that can score better than most!— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) August 10, 2020
“I am not a combo guard, I am a point guard that can score better than most,” Clark said in a recent tweet.
That sounds very similar to the scouting report on Tyrese Maxey. And as good as he was at times, it sounds like Clark can play either guard position with the best of them.
Kentucky already has Nolan Hickman committed in the 2021 class, and they are also chasing Hunter Sallis. Some believe Kentucky would prefer Clark to stay in the 2022 class so they can potentially land all three guys.
Be sure to read Clark’s full interview with 247 Sports for more insight into each school’s pitch to him. as well as his relationship with Kentucky assistant Joel Justus.
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