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Skyy Clark makes strong leap in updated 2022 rankings



One of Kentucky’s top recruiting targets in the class of 2022 made a jump into five-star status in the latest 247Sports player rankings.

Previously a four-star prospect and listed at No. 22 overall, Brentwood Academy (TN) standout Skyy Clark moved up to No. 13 overall in the updated rankings, making him the No. 3 combo guard 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 five-star guard 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 off. “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, with a decision expected to be made in the fall.

“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.

“[I’ll decide] probably around November or December, before the first semester ends. … I haven’t thought much yet about which will come first, but I feel like I’ll announce my reclass decision first before picking a college.”

Outside of Clark’s jump in the updated rankings, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield – the only other prospect in the class of 2022 to hold a scholarship offer from Kentucky – dropped three spots to No. 8, making him the No. 2 power forward in the junior class.

Jaden Bradley, another major Kentucky target, jumped to No. 11 in the latest rankings and is now considered the No. 1 point guard in the nation. Fellow five-star guard Scoot Henderson, who also boasts UK interest, sits just behind Bradley at No. 12 overall.

Jalen Duren (No. 2), Chris Livingston (No. 4), Amari Bailey (No. 5), Jarace Walker (No. 6), and Brandon Miller (No. 14) are just a few other names for Kentucky fans to keep an eye on moving forward.

Here is the entire top 50 of the updated rankings:

  1. Emoni Bates
  2. Jalen Duren
  3. Dior Johnson
  4. Chris Livingston
  5. Amari Bailey
  6. Jarace Walker
  7. Kijani Wright
  8. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield
  9. Dariq Whitehead
  10. Lee Dort
  11. Jaden Bradley
  12. Scoot Henderson
  13. Skyy Clark
  14. Brandon Miller
  15. Jalen Washington
  16. Mark Mitchell
  17. Bryce Griggs
  18. Enoch Boakye
  19. Sadraque Nganga
  20. Dylan Andrews
  21. Zion Cruz
  22. Keyonte George
  23. Richard Isaacs Jr.
  24. AJ Casey
  25. Eric Dailey
  26. Chance Westry
  27. Barry Dunning
  28. Gregg Glenn
  29. Roddy Gayle Jr.
  30. Justice Williams
  31. Julian Phillips
  32. Arterio Morris
  33. De’Ante Green
  34. MJ Rice
  35. Dereck Lively II
  36. Bruce Thornton
  37. Mouhamed Gueye
  38. Kamari Lands
  39. Donovan Clingan
  40. Mark Armstrong
  41. Jaylen Thompson
  42. Miles Byrd
  43. Joseph Hunter Jr.
  44. BJ Edwards
  45. Dug McDaniel
  46. Jalen Hood-Schifino
  47. Joe Hurlburt
  48. Vince Iwuchukwu
  49. Gradey Dick
  50. Dillon Hunter


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Skyy Clark makes strong leap in updated 2022 rankings

  1. EastKY-BlueBlood
    3:36 pm July 22, 2020 Permalink

    Saw that coming.. Although I think he is legit TOP 10!