Head Coach Kenny Payne continues to overhaul Louisville’s roster, and after a nightmarish first year in control it looks like he may have found his point guard of the future in Skyy Clark.
The former 5-star recruit committed to the Cards last week, just days after taking an official visit to campus.
Clark was a consensus top-50 recruit in high school and chose to attend the University of Illinois for his freshman year. The highly touted freshman guard began the year as the Illini’s starting point guard, starting the first 12 games of the year for Illinois and scoring in double figures in four of those games.
The highly touted guard struggled with shooting efficiency, defense, and turnovers, and, after the Illini’s third conference game of the year, Clark stepped away from the team for ‘personal reasons’.
At Illinois, he played in 13 total games and finished his freshman season averaging 7.0 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, and 2.1 turnovers per game. He also shot 41% from the field and 33% from three.
It’s great to know the story and the numbers behind Skyy Clark’s turbulent freshman year, but what did his play look like while he was hooping in Champaign?
Keep scrolling to see the good and the bad from some of Clark’s toughest opponents, and hopefully this will give you a better idea of what Clark can bring to the Cardinals in 2023.