When former assistant coach Joel Justus left the Kentucky Wildcats program to take a job at Arizona State, many people wondered what that would mean for one of Kentucky’s top rookies.
Skyy clark is currently ranked No. 10 overall in the 2022 class and Justus was the primary recruiter and first point of contact between the family and Kentucky.
Since then, Calipari has added Illinois assistants Chin Coleman and Orlando Antigua to their staff as they look to bounce back from a tough 2019-20 season.
In an interview with Ben Roberts from Chief HeraldSkyy’s father Kenny Clark said they were shocked when Justus left, but his son was “locked up” with Kentucky.
“We love these guys,” Kenny Clark said. “They only showed us love. It just makes you feel good. These guys definitely make her feel like a priority. Even though they’re new – and we’ve established a relationship with Coach Justus – we’re locked in with the University of Kentucky. It doesn’t change.
Skyy himself also took to Twitter to reiterate that he is 100% committed to Kentucky.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Clark had scheduled a visit to Lexington from June 11 to 13.e. The Clark family visited Kentucky in early 2020 just before COVID-19 closed its college recruiting trips.
Since that visit, the Kentucky staff has undergone a complete overhaul and next month’s visit will be the first time they meet in person and the first time the two sides have met since February 2020.
“It will be nice to look people in the face and shake their hands,” said Kenny Clark. “We just want to continue to develop our relationship with Coach Coleman, Coach O, Coach Lucas – all of those guys – so we can get started. It’s gonna be amazing. I know my son is excited. Ultimately, it’s all about him and how he feels. And I know he can’t wait to meet everyone.
You can see what Kenny Clark had to say and how his son is preparing for his college career in Lexington. here.