Kansas basketball has a shot to land five-star combo guard Skyy Clark, but they’ll be facing stiff competition from other blue blood programs.
So far, Kansas basketball doesn’t have anyone in their 2022 recruiting class, but that’s fine. It’s a long way out, and the 2021 class should take precedent right now in terms of importance. That’s not to say the Jayhawks aren’t making waves in the class of ’22. As a matter of fact, the Jayhawks just made the cut for Skyy Clark.
Clark is rated as a five-star recruit and the No. 15 overall prospect in his class according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Being so highly rated has brought in a number of big-time offers to Clark from schools like Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Oregon, and many others.
Recently, Clark included the Jayhawks in his top ten along with all of the previous schools plus DePaul, Memphis, UCLA, USC, and Tennessee State. Considering the prestige of the schools Kansas is competing with to land Clark, it won’t be easy to make him a Jayhawk.
One thing Bill Self will have to work with though is his recent success with point guards at Kansas. Guys like Frank Mason, Devonte’ Graham, and Devon Dotson have done well for themselves at Kansas, and hopefully incoming five-star combo guard Bryce Thompson will be able to add his name to that list.
That being said, it looks like Kentucky is the favorite to land Clark as of now. The Wildcats are the unanimous choice to land Clark on both 247’s Crystal Ball and on Rivals, which doesn’t bode well for the Jayhawks.
The good news is that Clark hasn’t posted a commitment date yet, so there still may be time for Bill Self and his staff to convince him to come to Lawrence. Landing Clark would be a great way to kick off the 2022 class, if Self can pull it off.