Skyy

Former Ensworth boys’ basketball standout Skyy Clark’s stay in Middle Tennessee was brief as the five-star guard announced on Wednesday that he was transferring to national powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida.

Clark, a Kentucky commit and the No. 10 overall prospect in the country, originally transferred to Brentwood Academy last year from Heritage Christian in Northridge, California, then he and his brother ZZ transferred to Ensworth right before the start of the 2021 season. 

“Montverde is the best place to push me and prepare me for the next level,” Clark told Sports Illustrated. “It’s an elite basketball school, but it’s an elite academic school. That means a lot to me and my family. I’m looking forward to learning under coach (Kevin) Boyle and coach Rae (Miller). I feel like my game is going to grow a lot in this last year.”

Ensworth went 11-5 before the Clark brothers decided to opt out of the remainder of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. Skyy led the Tigers in scoring, averaging 26.4 points through 11 games and adding 4.7 rebounds per game. ZZ, a freshman, ranked fourth on the team with 11.5 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. 

ZZ, who will transfer to Montverde Academy too, was Ensworth’s best 3-point shooter, hitting 39 percent from long range, while Skyy was right behind him at 37 percent.

Montverde Academy wrapped up a 25-1 season this past year that included a win in the GEICO High School Nationals tournament with wins over Oak Hill Academy, AZ Compass and Sunrise Christian – the No. 24, 2 and 3-ranked teams in the country, respectively, according to MaxPreps. The program has four players ranked in the top 30 nationally in the class of 2022.

The school has won five high school national championships in the last eight years, finished as the No. 1-ranked high school team in the country in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018 by USA Today, and had seven NBA draft picks since 2005 including Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, R.J. Barrett, D’Angelo Russell, among others.

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