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Terrence Clarke

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Terrence Clarke
Personal information
Born(2001-09-06)September 6, 2001
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedApril 22, 2021(2021-04-22) (aged 19)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeKentucky (2020–2021)
PositionShooting guard
Career highlights and awards

Terrence Clarke (September 6, 2001 – April 22, 2021) was an American college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).[1] He began his high school career at Rivers School before transferring to Brewster Academy, where his team won the 2019 National Prep Championships. Named a McDonald's All-American, Clarke was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the best shooting guards in the 2020 class. A Kentucky commit, he played one season for the Wildcats before he declared for the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. He died in a car crash at age 19 in Los Angeles, California.

Early life

Terrence Clarke was born on September 6, 2001,[2] in Boston, Massachusetts, to Osmine Clarke and Adrian Briggs.[3] He originally attended Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, before he transferred to Brewster Academy after his freshman season; at Rivers, he was named to the all-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council class B team.[4][5] At Brewster, he won the 2019 National Prep Championships.[3] As a senior, Clarke averaged 18.3 points per game with 5.8 rebounds per game and three assists per game as Brewster finished with a 34–3 record before COVID-19 pandemic ended the National Prep finals.[3][6] Clarke was selected for the McDonald's All-American Game, an all-star boys' basketball game which comprises many of the top-ranked American and Canadian high school basketball graduates played the same day as a counterpart girls' game,[7] and was selected as a Sports Illustrated third-team All American, a team comprised of the third-best high school senior players in the United States.[6]

Rivals.com, ESPN, and 247Sports all evaluated Clarke as a five-star prospect, with Rivals and 247Sports ranking him as the eighth-best player in the Untied States, and ESPN as the tenth-best player.[8][9][10] On September 14, 2019, Clarke announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky over offers from Boston College, Duke, Memphis, Texas Tech, and UCLA. He also announced that he was reclassifying to the class of 2020.[11]

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College career

In his college debut on November 25, 2020, Clarke posted 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals in an 81–45 win over Morehead State.[12] Due to a right leg injury,[3] he was limited to eight games during the season, seven in non-conference play and one in the SEC Tournament, making six starts and averaging 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and two assists per game.[13] Clarke scored a career-high 22 points against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on December 6, 2020.[3] He finished his collegiate career with seventy-seven points over 229 minutes played.[13] On March 19, 2021, Clarke announced that he would forgo his remaining college eligibility and declare for the 2021 NBA draft.[14] One day prior to his death, Clarke signed with Klutch Sports Group.[15]

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Personal life and death

Clarke was a communication major at the University of Kentucky. He had three siblings: Tatyana, Gavin and Madison.[3]

Following a workout with teammate Brandon Boston Jr., Clarke died on April 22, 2021, in Los Angeles, California, after being involved in a traffic collision.[16] He was 19 years old.

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Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high


2020–21 Kentucky 8 6 28.6 .421 .217 .471 2.6 2.0 .6 .1 9.6


  1. ^ Kyle Boone (April 23, 2021). "Kentucky's Terrence Clarke, 19, dies after car accident in Los Angeles while preparing for NBA Draft". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  2. ^ Tipton, Jerry (April 23, 2021). "Terrence Clarke, Kentucky hoops standout and NBA draft prospect, dies in car crash at age 19". Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Terrence Clark". Kentucky Wildcats. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Wright, P. J. (July 31, 2018). "Five-star basketball recruit Terrence Clark transfers to Brewster Academy". The Boston Globe.
  5. ^ "NEPSAC" (PDF). NEPSAC. p. 4. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Jordan, Jason (April 1, 2020). "SI All-American Terrence Clarke Highlights". Sports Illustrated.
  7. ^ McGuire, Sean T. (January 23, 2020). "Boston's Terrence Clarke Earns Trip To McDonald's All-American Game". NESN.
  8. ^ "Terrence Clarke". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Terrence Clarke". ESPN. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Terrence Clarke". 247Sports. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Daniels, Evan (September 14, 2019). "5-star Terrence Clarke commits to Kentucky, reclassifies to 2020". 247Sports. Retrieved September 22, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Story, Mark (November 25, 2020). "Five things you need to know from Kentucky's 81–45 win over Morehead State". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Terrence Clarke". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved April 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "UK guard Terrence Clarke declares for draft, forgoes remaining eligibility". WKYT. March 19, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  15. ^ Vigdor, Neil (April 22, 2021). "Terrence Clarke, N.B.A. Prospect from University of Kentucky, Is Killed in Crash". The New York Times.
  16. ^ "Sources: UK men's basketball player Terrence Clarke dies in Los Angeles". WKYT.

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