Skyy Clark, Illinois guard, reportedly makes decision on future
Skyy Clark intends to enter the transfer portal this offseason, according to a report.
On3’s Joe Tipton was 1st to report that news on Sunday morning. Clark stepped away from the team back in January for personal reasons.
NEWS: Illinois freshman guard Skyy Clark will enter the transfer portal, he tells @On3sports.
Clark stepped away from the team in January for personal reasons.
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— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) March 12, 2023
Coach Brad Underwood released a statement on Clark’s leave of absence on Jan. 7:
“Skyy has made the decision to take some time away from basketball. He remains a valued part of our program and will continue to receive full support. Skyy is a thoughtful, caring young man who right now needs to prioritize himself and his family. This is bigger than basketball. We understand that and stand with him every step of the way.”
Clark played in 13 games, starting 12, for the Illini prior to his decision to step away. He averaged 7 points and 2.1 assists per contest. He was playing 24.5 minutes per game.
Clark was a 4-star prospect in the class of 2022. He was the No. 33 overall player and the No. 6 point guard in the country, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Illinois rebounded from Clark’s departure and is expected to receive an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday evening.