NCAA Basketball: Where will class of 2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark land?

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Skyy Clark

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Top-15 guard prospect Skyy Clark is one more step closer to announcing his NCAA Basketball decision, after releasing his top-8 schools.

Making Skyy Clark’s list were Southern California, Oregon, UCLA, Memphis, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan and HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) Tennessee State. Clark transferred from Heritage Christian (CA) to Brentwood Academy (TN) this offseason, after playing two years with the program. The NCAA Basketball prospect averaged 25.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game in his sophomore season.

Despite being ranked as the 3rd or 4th-best guard in the 2022 class, behind Amari Bailey, Dior Johnson and Jaden Bradley, Clark has the skills to make a run at the top spot before he enters college. If his stat line doesn’t help to him into that conversation, his ability to efficiently conduct an offense and score consistently from all three levels.

Operating inside the perimeter is where Clark is at his most dangerous. He has a very strong handle and takes care of the ball in traffic. Along with great footwork, he is able to weave his way in-and-out of defenders to get to an ideal spot for a mid-range jumper or attacking the rim. Breaking down defenders comes naturally for Clark and his ability to get downhill opens up opportunities to mix in perimeter shots.

His game has developed sufficiently enough that there are considerations for Clark to reclassify and make the jump to college a year early. His skills are highly coveted and there are plenty of reasons to back him as an instant candidate to lead one of these teams to a successful year in his freshman season.

Considering Clark’s potential to operate as a recruit for both the 2021 and 2022 classes, which of the programs on his list provide the best fit and opportunity for him to showcase his talents?

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