New UCLA basketball transfer commit with an interesting message

UCLA basketball received a big commitment via the transfer portal from an unlikely school.
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Late in the day on April 3rd, UCLA's newest basketball player addition to the team had an interesting hashtag on his commitment to the Bruins.

First, let's explain why and how Skyy Clark is transferring to UCLA. The Bruins were looking to add transfers to their roster this offseason, with Clark being the first transfer to commit this offseason to the UCLA basketball program. Once true freshman guard Ilane Fibleuil entered the transfer portal earlier this week, UCLA technically had one open scholarship to offer and Clark accepted the invitation from head coach Mick Cronin to transfer to Westwood.

Second, a little information and stats on Clark the player. Clark was Louisville's leading scorer last season and he averaged 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, one steal, and three assists last season. His biggest contribution and help for the Bruins next season should be his ability to consistently make a three from beyond the arc. He made 35.3% of his three-pointers last season and in his last game, he scored 36 points against NC State who is in the Final Four, when he and the Cardinals played the Wolfpack in the ACC tournament.

Before playing at Louisville, Clark played his freshman year of college at Illinois. He started 12 of the Illini's first 13 games and in one of those games, he had ten points and five rebounds leading the Fighting Illini to a 79-70 win over No. 8 UCLA.

Two interesting facts about Clark is that his hometown is Los Angeles, Calif., and his father, Kenny Clark, played in the NFL as a wide receiver with the Minnesota Vikings for three years.

Now back to the Tweet announcing his commitment to UCLA. The hashtag he used #MickisthePick should look familiar. On social media, some Louisville fans were using that same hashtag in regards to saying that Cronin was going to leave UCLA to become the next head coach at Louisville.

In conclusion, the irony of a Louisville player transferring to UCLA and committing to Cronin and the Bruin program after a certain portion of the Louisville fan base was confident that Cronin was going to be their new head coach is interesting to say the least.

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