4-star ex-Kentucky signee Skyy Clark won't pursue pro options

Keegan Pope03/08/22
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After requesting his release earlier this week from Kentucky, four-star point guard Skyy Clark received interest from colleges across the country, as well as a handful of professional leagues. Both the NBA G-League and Overtime Elite programs inquired about his services, but Clark is heading to college.

He tweeted Tuesday night that despite not knowing what his destination is, Clark does know it will be at the collegiate level.

“I’m not sure where the next stop in my journey will be yet, but I do know that stop will be at a university,” he wrote.

Clark is rated as the No. 32 overall prospect and No. 7 combo guard in the latest On3 Consensus, a proprietary algorithm that compiles ratings and rankings from all four major recruiting media services.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard was one of four prospects in Kentucky’s 2022 signing class, joining No. 1 overall recruit Shaedon Sharpe and top-10 prospects Cason Wallace and Chris Livingston. All four players signed with UK in November to open the early signing period, with Sharpe later joining the program as a mid-year enrollee in January.

“First and foremost I would like to thank Coach Cal, the entire coaching staff at UK as well as BBN for all the love and support you all have shown me over the past 2 years,” Clark wrote in his announcement on Twitter earlier this week. “It honestly means the world to me. And that is what has made this decision such a tough one for me. But after a lot of thought and reflection I have decided to ask for my release from the University of Kentucky so I may reopen my recruitment. I will take the next few weeks to regroup with my family to figure out what is the best move going forward. Thank you all and God bless.”

According to multiple reports yesterday, Tennessee, Arizona St, South Carolina, Syracuse, Butler, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Tennessee State, Xavier, USC, Gonzaga, Oklahoma St, Washington, Marquette, Texas A&M, and Illinois have already made contact with Skyy Clark.