Two future Kentucky Wildcats have been named Sports Illustrated All-Americans for their impressive 2020-21 campaigns.
Released this morning, the 2021 SI All-American Third Team features 2021 Kentucky signee Daimion Collins and 2022 commit Skyy Clark, joining Scoot Henderson, Caleb Houstan and Matt Cleveland on the list.
“Clark began his dominant tear during the summer, posting 18 points and six assists a game despite playing with and against other elite players,” Sports Illustrated said of Clark. “He dominated in his first season in a new state, averaging 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds a game for the (Ensworth) Tigers.”
“Collins is one of the most explosive frontcourt athletes in the country, who uses his combination of strength and versatility to dominate the opposition,” the outlet said of Collins. “This season, Collins averaged 35.2 points, 14.4 rebounds, seven assists, and 6.2 blocks a game.”
2021 SI All-American Third Team
- PG: Scoot Henderson
- CG: Skyy Clark
- SG: Caleb Houstan
- SG: Matt Cleveland
- F: Daimion Collins
The SI All-American Second Team will be announced on Thursday, followed by the First Team being released Friday. In total, there are 15 players included in the 2021 SI All-American teams, meaning Clark and Collins were two of the top 15 players in all of high school basketball this past season.
“In just its second year the SI All-American Boys Basketball Team features 15 of the top high school basketball players in the country broken up into three teams who, despite smaller sample sizes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have displayed exceptional dominance during the high school season,” Sports Illustrated said. “Each player has exhibited a level of play this season that will make them a household name at the next level and beyond.”
Collins, who is considered the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2021 247Sports Composite Rankings, is set to arrive on campus this summer and suit up for the Wildcats this fall. As for Clark, the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2022 Composite Rankings, he confirmed on Tuesday that he will be staying in the class of 2022 after considering a reclassification to 2021.
For those that keep asking… No, I’m not touching my clock, I’m staying in class of 2022 I got things I want to accomplish in high school so no need to rush anything or skip any steps!!!
— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) April 6, 2021
Congratulations to the future Wildcats on the impressive honors.