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Five-star recruit Clark picks Kentucky

Field Level Media
23 Oct 2020, 11:19 GMT+10

Five-star recruit Skyy Clark announced his committed to Kentucky on Thursday evening.

Clark chose the Wildcats over North Carolina, UCLA and Memphis, according to multiple media reports.

"It has been a blessing to be recruited by John Calipari and his staff," Clark told ESPN. "He is not only a legend in college basketball but in the world of basketball. Any player that loves the game and dreams of playing at the next level has Kentucky on their list.

"Everyone knows how well he treats his players. He is an amazing coach and a better person. I love Coach Cal, he keeps it real and makes no promises."

Clark, a 6-foot-2 point guard from The Ensworth School in Nashville, Tenn., is the third top-20 junior to announce a commitment along with Emoni Bates (Michigan State) and Dior Johnson (Syracuse).

Clark, who turned 17 in July, is currently a member of the 2022 recruiting class and has two more seasons of high school basketball ahead of him. However, according to the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Clark has left the door open for a move to the 2021 class and is taking the necessary classes to graduate early and begin his college career next summer. The report added that a decision on when Clark enters college is expected next year.

Clark averaged 25.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a sophomore last season at Heritage Christian School in Grenada Hills, Calif., where the team went 26-5. Rivals.com places Clark as the No. 13 overall player in the 2022 class, 247Sports puts him at No. 14 and ESPN 60 has him at No. 19.

--Field Level Media

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