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Which guard should Kentucky focus on for 2021: Hunter Sallis or Skyy Clark?

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Both are big-time players that would thrive in Lexington.

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I know, I know. Skyy Clark is technically still in the class of 2022, but most people believe he will reclassify and go to college in the fall of 2021. He has also long been a Kentucky lean according to most experts, but that buzz is starting to calm down.

The 6-3, 200-pound Clark is the No. 3 combo guard in the 2022 class, although he makes it clear that he is actually a scoring point guard. He is No. 15 overall in the class, according to the 247 Sports Composite. He is the only guard in the 2022 class with an offer from Kentucky.

Point guard Nolan Hickman has already committed to come to Lexington next fall, but they continue to pursue additional options at the position. Hunter Sallis is the No. 2 combo guard in the 2021 class and comes in at No. 8 overall according to the 247 Sports Composite. The 6-4, 165-pound Sallis picked up an offer from John Calipari in late August, and there has been a lot of chatter about Kentucky making him a priority.

Ideally, Kentucky could make a run at Sallis in 2021 and convince Clark to stay in the 2022 class and play for the Wildcats as Sallis’ replacement. However, that appears unlikely based on what recruiting expert Corey Evans has said.

So, it may be coming down to a situation where Kentucky has to go all in with one guy and let the other guy land elsewhere. North Carolina is firmly in the mix for both guards as well, and it could be a situation where the two blue bloods split these two elite recruits.

If you had to pick a point guard commitment for Kentucky for 2021, which player would you prefer?

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Which 2021 point guard should Kentucky want more?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Hunter Sallis
    (286 votes)
  • 35%
    Skyy Clark
    (158 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now