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Skyy Clark, Florida 5-star point guard, commits to Illinois, becomes highest-rated pledge in program history

Montverde Academy (Florida) guard Skyy Clark decommitted from Kentucky last month and is headed to Illinois

A month after requesting his release from the Kentucky Wildcats, Montverde Academy five-star point guard Skyy Clark has found a new home.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound floor general announced his commitment to the Illinois Fighting Illini over fellow finalists Louisville, Maryland, Tennessee, USC and Washington at halftime of a State Champions Invitational game on ESPNU. 

Clark, the nation’s No. 26 overall prospect and No. 5 point guard, is the highest-rated pledge in the modern history of the Illinois men’s basketball program, eclipsing class of 2010 four-star small forward Jereme Richmond.

"He is a really charismatic and creative combo guard who plays with a flair for the game," ESPN national recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein said. "He's really shifty with his handle and has a lot of tricks in the lane as a finisher. He would have an opportunity to fit into a role that (Andre) "Poppy" Curbelo left [via transfer]." 

For Clark, a turning point in his recruitment may have come with a key in-home visit with Illinois in late March.

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