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Friday / August 19.
  • Five-star guard Skyy Clark commits to Illinois

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Skyy Clark has a new home.

    The 6-foot-3 Montverde (FL) Academy point guard committed to Illinois on Thursday after he decommitted from Kentucky in March.

    Clark chose the Illini over Louisville, Tennessee, USC, Maryland, and Washington. He is a much needed addition after sophomore point guard Andre Curbelo transferred out.

    “He’s just a terrific person and a very good shooter and an outstanding point guard,” Montverde coach Kevin Boyle, whose team won its sixth GEICO National Championship last Saturday, told ZAGSBLOG. ‘

    “He’s going to immediately make an impact and help the team contend for a conference title and be a good NCAA Tournament team.”

    Clark initially committed to Kentucky in October 2020 over North Carolina, UCLA and Memphis. He announced his transfer to prep powerhouse Montverde Academy last May. Clark suffered a torn ACL in July but then worked his way back this season.

    “Unfortunately for us, he went through a series of injuries,” Boyle said. “He had the ACL he had to overcome, he had a broken hand and a broken nose, but nobody works harder or is a better person than Skyy Clark. He’s a great person with a great work ethic. I think he’s going to be a terrific college player.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.