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Big Ten Basketball Player Announces He's Stepping Away From Program

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Illinois four-star freshman guard Skyy Clark is stepping away from the program, he announced Friday.

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In a statement released on Twitter, Clark said his decision "has nothing to do with basketball" but is about "prioritizing myself and my family's wellbeing."

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"For personal reasons, I need to step away from basketball for the time being - putting myself and my family first. I appreciate everyone’s support during this time, but please respect not only my privacy but the p"Thank you and much love."rivacy of all those around me.

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The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Clark was the No. 6 point guard and No. 33 overall recruit in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

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In 13 games (12 starts) as a true freshman, Clark averaged 7.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He shot 41.1% from the field, 33.3% from three-point range and 69.6% from the free throw line.

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Clark reached double-figures four times, including a 19-point effort in a win over Lindenwood on Nov. 25. We'd like to wish Clark the best as he takes time away from basketball.