What. A. Night.
To close out Thursday evening, the Kentucky basketball and football programs each picked up brand new commitments, with the former adding a five-star point guard and the latter adding a 6-foot-6, 260-pound pass-rusher out of Ohio.
Skyy Clark commits to Kentucky
2022 five-star point guard Skyy Clark got the night rolling with his highly anticipated commitment, choosing the Wildcats over Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA.
BBN STAND UP!!! 110% COMMIITED. SEE YALL IN A FEW YEARS ?? pic.twitter.com/DdTI9pZr5o
— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) October 23, 2020
“I just feel like it’s the best fit for me as a player and as a person,” Clark said in an interview with 247Sports. “Every school that has recruited me has offered a lot but I just feel like, especially after the NBA Bubble and the Playoffs, there’s really not one Kentucky player in the League that’s not doing well right now.
“I also built a really great relationship with coach [Joel] Justus over the past few years and Coach Cal recently. I just feel like it’s the best fit for me and for what I want to do in the future.”
Clark, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Brentwood Academy (TN), is considered the No. 14 overall prospect in the 2022 247Sports Composite rankings. Rivals has Clark listed at No. 13 overall in their player rankings, while 247Sports and ESPN have him listed at No. 14 and No. 19, respectively.
Clark becomes UK’s first commitment in the junior class, and while he says he’s sticking with 2022, there’s a chance the five-star guard eventually opts to reclassify up to the class of 2021.
Listen to the Sources Say Podcast
Immediately after the commitment went public, KSR uploaded an episode of the Sources Say Podcast to break down Skyy Clark’s game, what his decision means for Kentucky, reclass talk, and who’s next in line to commit, among other topics.
Listen to the full episode to start your morning off right here:
Jamarius Dinkins is a Wildcat
After the dust settled on Clark’s commitment to the UK basketball program, Mark Stoops and the Kentucky football program added one of their own in 2021 Ohio pass-rusher Jamarius Dinkins.
Dinkins, a three-star defensive end out of Columbus, committed to Kentucky over offers from Cincinnati, Michigan State, Virginia and West Virginia, among other finalists.
“I’m committing to The University of Kentucky,” Dinkins said in a message to his Twitter followers. “Time to be the number one defense in the nation. Thanks (to) the Kentucky coaches for giving me this opportunity I’m so grateful.”
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Dinkins becomes Kentucky’s 17th commitment in the class of 2021, joining Jager Burton, Dekel Crowdus, Christian Lewis, Armond Sccott, Chauncey Magwood, Martez Thrower, Jordan Lovett, David Wohlabaugh, Paul Rodriguez, La’Vell Wright, Adrian Huey, Kaiya Sheron, Kahlil Saunders, Joko Willis, Maxwell Hairston and Wilson Berry.
Kroger’s KSR Game of the Week
Another Friday means another big-time matchup for Kroger’s KSR Game of the Week.
Today, KSR is traveling to Nelson County where the Bardstown Tigers will be hosting the Elizabethtown Panthers in a matchup of two top 5 undefeated teams. E’Town comes in ranked No. 1 in 3A, while Bardstown enters the matchup at No. 4.
The top-ranked Panthers are led by quarterback Clay Games, who has thrown for 958 yards, 15 touchdowns and zero interceptions, followed by running back Camran McNeil with 646 yards and seven touchdowns on the season.
As for the Tigers, they are led by quarterback Brady Clark, who has tossed for 1,088 yards, 24 touchdowns and zero interceptions. The run game is headlined by two talented backs in Adarius Anthony, who has rushed for 350 yards and four scores, and DaTrail Wright, who has added 225 yards and five touchdowns.
Two high-octane offenses will make for one heck of a Friday evening for Kroger’s KSR Game of the Week.
While you wait for the game, check out some of KSR’s coverage on the matchup throughout the week:
Meet Freddie Maggard at the Bardstown Kroger
Are you a fan of free groceries? Of course you are!
Meet KSR’s Freddie Maggard at the Bardstown Kroger located at 102 W John Rowan Blvd, where he will be handing out Kroger gift cards to those that say the magic words: “Kroger presents the KSR Game of the Week between Bardstown and E’town.”
Football and Kroger gift cards? Sign me up.
Cam’Ron Fletcher will talk to the media at noon
Kentucky basketball’s virtual media days will continue this afternoon with freshman forward Cam’Ron Fletcher speaking at noon.
What does the four-star signee think about Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin receiving their waivers? How is practice going? How excited is he for the season, which is now just over one month away?
KSR will have updates on everything he has to say later in the day.
KSR in an hour
Matt Jones and the gang are LIVE from Bardstown to break down KSR’s Game of the Week, along with Kentucky’s big night of commitments.
10 a.m. ET to noon. You won’t want to miss it.