Terrence Clarke was an American college basketball player with the Southeastern Conference’s Kentucky Wildcats (SEC). He was born on September 6, 2001, in Los Angeles, California.
He was widely regarded as a five-star prospect and one of the top shooting guards in the 2020 class. Clarke attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, for his senior year of high school.
NEW: Video obtained by @CBSLA shows the moments former @KentuckyMBB player Terrence Clarke slammed into a truck at the intersection of Nordhoff and Winnetka. @LAFD transported Clarke to the hospital but he did not survive his injuries. #CBSLA
Kentucky’s head coach reported Terrence Clarke died in a car crash in Los Angeles.
He was 19 years old.
A shooting guard who committed to the University of Kentucky in the class of 2020 as a five-star recruit. He was named a McDonald’s All-American for 2020.
Clarke chose the University of Kentucky over offers from Boston College, Duke, Memphis, Texas Tech, and UCLA on September 14, 2019. He also revealed that he will be reclassifying to the 2020 class.
As a top high school prospect, he was invited to play in the 2020 Jordan Brand Classic. In November 2020, he made his collegiate debut for Kentucky.
Terrence Clarke, a freshman guard for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team last season, died Thursday in a car accident in the Los Angeles area, according to reports. The tragic news was first reported by WKYT-TV.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari wrote on Twitter, “I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight. I ask that everyone take a moment tonight to say a prayer for Terrence Clarke and his family. May he Rest In Peace.”
Kentucky Basketball wrote, “We are devastated to learn of our own Terrence Clarke’s tragic passing. Our hearts are heavy for Terrence, his family, and all of us who loved him.”
Adrian Wojnarowski, of ESPN, wrote, “Terrence Clarke, a Kentucky freshman guard headed for the NBA Draft, died following a car accident in the Los Angeles area this afternoon, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. Clarke’s mother was at his side when he passed on Thursday. He was 19 years old.”
Kentucky men’s basketball player Terrence Clarke has died in a car crash at the age of 19.