John Calipari doesn’t just want great basketball players on his team, he wants great people, and 2022 five-star combo guard Skyy Clark continues to look the part. On Wednesday night, Clark and his brother hosted “Love Globally: Heal Our Nation,” a night of prayer at Otter Creek Church in Brentwood, a Nashville suburb. He was joined by Alex Poythress, Houston Rockets forward Robert Covington, former Vanderbilt star and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland, and Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts.
“It’s really not a battle of black versus white,” Clark said to the crowd. “It’s good versus evil.”
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united we are strong. divided we are weak. as one we are simply a drop, together we are an ocean. alone we can only do so little, but together we can do the unthinkable. LOVE, PEACE, UNITY. no matter what race you are. we are all people. people that can make a difference. when there is teamwork amazing things can happen. we can be the generation. we can be the people that make a change. i pray for unity. i pray for peace. i pray for discernment. i pray for wisdom. i pray for bravery and most importantly i pray for love. God lead us. only you can lead us in the right direction. thank you to everyone who attended whether it be you were there in person or you were watching over broadcast. we were expecting a few people not hundreds! it was more than a blessing. it was beautiful. special thanks to @joshjgraves and @atf_33 without y’all we wouldn’t of had most of the things that made tonight possible. thank you guys! special thanks to @theroarmusic for coming out here at the VERY last minute. always giving an outstanding word. always shaking the room. and thank you to @dezireejoyy @zachiahh @zoeupkins @alexthegreat22 @aagbasketball10 @luviscontagious @ryangivens_ @alexthegreat22 for your guys word and part in this! you guys killed it! all of you. God bless america. God bless this world. keep leading us in these next steps. this is only the beginning ??
At one point, the group prayed for, and with, Brentwood Police officers.
“It means a lot because my whole thing is love, peace and unity,” Clark said of the moment, via Brentwood HomePage. “We can’t have any of that if everybody doesn’t unite as one, no matter what job you work, no matter what your profession is.”
Earlier this month, Clark participated in a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Nashville, and after a handful of protestors vandalized businesses and the courthouse, organized a cleanup effort the next day. For a kid who only transferred to Brentwood Academy from California back in April, that’s an impressive commitment to his new community.
In less than a month, Skyy Clark became more than just a basketball player to a local community – he became a leader.
Clark organized a cleanup for ‘peace, love and unity’ in Downtown Nashville.
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) June 2, 2020
On the court, Clark is considered the No. 18 player in the 2022 class by 247 Sports, and has offers from Memphis, Michigan, Oregon, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Arizona, Florida State and UCLA. He’s yet to receive an offer from John Calipari and Kentucky, but it seems like only a matter of time. He took an unofficial visit to Lexington in February and hosted Joel Justus twice last fall.
You can see parts of Clark’s speech in the video below from WKRN: