Kentucky makes the cut for 2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark

Kentucky makes the cut for 2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark

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[caption id="attachment_305444" align="alignnone" width="800"] Photo: USA Basketball[/caption] 2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark is taking the next step in his recruitment. This afternoon, the 6-foot-2 guard out of Brentwood Academy (TN) announced the final eight schools remaining in his recruitment, and Kentucky made the cut. "First and foremost I want to thank each and every school that has been involved in my recruitment, I'm truly blessed to be looked at in such high regard for my basketball talents," wrote Clark. "Thank you for your time and energy. "I have decided to cut my recruitment down to my final 8 schools which I feel will help me best attain my goals on and off the court. Some very hard decisions had to be made but here is my final 8 right now. God bless." Kentucky joins North Carolina, Memphis, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee State, UCLA and USC as finalists for the five-star guard. Clarke was one of the highest-rising prospects in the nation when 247Sports updated its player rankings, with the standout guard moving up to No. 13 overall and No. 3 among combo guards in the rising junior class. Clark, who received a scholarship offer from the Wildcats back on June, is seen as a heavy Kentucky lean and could reclassify to the class of 2021 in the coming months. After receiving his scholarship, the Brentwood Academy standout joined KSR’s Sources Say Podcast to break down the offer and his interest in the Wildcats as a whole. “Psh, I don’t even know what to say, it was just a huge blessing,” Clark said of his scholarship offer. “We were on a Zoom call with Coach [John] Calipari, Coach [Tony] Barbee, Coach Kenny Payne, Coach [Joel] Justus, and Coach [Brady] Kennedy, just hearing [Calipari] say, “You have an official scholarship to Kentucky,” it didn’t even seem real. It’s something I’ve been waiting on for a very long time.” As for his reclass decision, Clark said that he will be taking his junior- and senior-year classes in the coming months to set up a potential reclassification to the class of 2021. “You all are hearing this first, but I’m planning on taking all of my junior and senior year classes this coming year just in case I do reclass up so I’ll be ready,” Clark said. “I’m definitely considering it now. Nothing is set in stone yet, but it’s definitely an option. After originally telling KSR that the plan was to make a decision in "November or December," there is growing speculation that the five-star guard is ready to get a decision over with and could decide sooner rather than later. While we wait for Clark's decision, check out some of his most recent highlights below: Come on down.

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