By LARRY VAUGHT
No one could have been surprised Friday when Kentucky basketball finally offered a scholarship to 6-2, 200-pound junior point guard Skyy Clark.
“blessings on blessings. huge honor to receive an offer from Kentucky. thank you to Coach Calipari, Coach Justus, Coach Payne, and Coach Barbee for believing in me. i am honored. all glory to God,” Clark posted on Twitter Friday.
Earlier this week he also got a scholarship offer from North Carolina to add to a growing list of big-time offers.
“Clark is one of the best playmakers in all of high school basketball,” tweeted Corey Evans, national basketball analyst for Rivals.com.
Calipari was the first coach coach to reach out to Clark when coaches were allowed to contact recruits this summer.
Clark moved from Los Angeles to Nashville this summer and will play his final two high school seasons for Brentwood Academy — unless he opts to reclassify to the 2021 recruiting class as many think he might.
Clark averaged 24.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game at Heritage Christian last year while shooting 50 percent overall from the field and 85 percent at the foul line.