Louisville transfer (and former Kentucky promise) Skyy Clark commits to UCLA


Once Upon a time, Skyy Clark was considered a future point guard for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats. It was signed, sealed and nearly delivered before backing out of his promise and later taking his talents to Illinois to play for Brad Underwood.

From there, he entered the transfer portal after just 13 games in Champaign and ended up in Louisville to play for Kenny Payne and the Cardinals.

We know how this story ended. For Clark personally, it was a solid season, averaging 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest before stepping back into the spotlight following Payne's departure. The former five-star guard considered a return to UofL depending on the school's next hire, but clearly wasn't feeling Pat Kelsey and his stories about meeting St. Peter at the Pearl Gates.

Instead, he decides to return home and the Los Angeles native announces his commitment to Mick Cronin and UCLA.

“It’s home,” Clark told On3. “I grew up in LA. I have been recruited by Cronin and the coaching staff in the past and trust their vision for the team and for me.”

After making his decision public, he wrote his farewell message to the Cardinals, thanking them for his time under Payne – no matter how bad the year was with just eight total wins.

“This goes to #CardNation. “I will forever cherish and love the time I played for the Red and Black,” Clark wrote on social media. “To the entire city of Louisville, I LOVE YOU!!!”

In his final game with the Cards, a 94-85 loss to NC State in the ACC Tournament, Clark shot a career-high 12-for-17 and scored 36 points. Now he's making a fresh start at home with the Bruins.

Good luck to the former cat.