Skyy Clark has decided on his next school after leaving Illinois abruptly this winter. The freshman guard will be suiting up for Louisville next year who themselves are coming off a brutal year in Head Coach Kenny Payne’s first season. Clark had started 12 of 13 games for the Illini before leaving the program. It’s an interesting twist in his career after he was previously committed to Lousiville’s rival Kentucky before backing out and choosing Illinois.
NEWS: Illinois transfer Skyy Clark has committed to Louisville, he tells @On3sports.
Former Kentucky signee.
Clark discusses his decision here: https://t.co/UI4ycBNWMs pic.twitter.com/WpLTka0r44
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) March 16, 2023
Clark was a top-35 recruit coming out and had a lot of promise around his junior year as one of the top players in his class. He struggled to make plays and take care of the ball in his 13 games. His one-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio bears that out, as do his poor shooting numbers while playing with a talented but disjointed team. He was part of a team with higher expectations that never lived up to them. His fellow freshman backcourt mate Jayden Epps seemed to overshadow Clark sometimes and was about to step up some once Clark departed.
It should be interesting to see if Clark fulfills his potential in a Lousiville team that needs to improve under Payne in his second season.