Kentucky Commit Skyy Clark Talks Decision to Shutdown Season Due to COVID-19 concerns

Clark said his decision to stop playing came after the COVID-19 virus circulated throughout his home.
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Ever since Christmas, when Brentwood Academy (Nashville, Tenn.) combo guard Skyy Clark and the rest of his family had to celebrate minus their father, Kenny, who was quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19, Clark contemplated shutting down his season as a precautionary measure.

Since then, the virus “has circulated throughout” the Clark home, and recently Clark made the decision to sit out the rest of the season.

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“I got COVID first back in February of 2020,” Clark said. “Six of the eight of my family members ended up getting it over the last year. It was pretty rough. It’s like the flu, but on steroids.”

Clark said that during games the competitor in him doesn’t allow for him to concentrate on anything but dominating, but afterward he often questioned whether him playing was putting his family in danger.

“The gyms are packed and out here it’s kinda like living normal life,” Clark said. “There are not a lot of restrictions. It was really tough, and we went back and forth with it, trust me. I just want to do my part in the pandemic. The sooner we can get out of this, the sooner it’s better and back to normal living.”

Checkout the full interview with Clark above.

What makes Clark special? Clark is a gifted floor general with a special talent for scoring the ball from all over the floor. Clark thrives at both guard positions because of his playmaking ability and three-level scoring ability. His athleticism is elite, and he has a high basketball IQ, which makes him a capable point guard in transition and the halfcourt sets. Key among all of his traits is his relentless motor, which translates on both ends of the floor.