Kentucky standout Terrence Clarke reportedly dies in car accident
Former University of Kentucky Wildcats guard Terrence Clarke reportedly passed away on Thursday after figuring in a car crash in Los Angeles. WKYT broke the tragic news, revealing that Clarke and fellow Kentucky alum BJ Clarke were leaving a workout in LA when the accident happened.
The 19-year-old Clarke reportedly died on the way to the hospital, while Boston was in a separate car just behind him. Details of the incident remain scarce at the moment.
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Clarke played for the Wildcats last season where he averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in six starts. However, a leg injury limited him to just a total of eight games in his collegiate career. The 6-foot-7 swingman renounced his eligibility when he declared for the NBA Draft last March alongside Clarke.
The Wildcats figured in their first losing season in over 30 years, finishing with a disappointing 9-16 record. Boston also had a forgettable one-and-done year with Kentucky, notching 11.5 points but shooting just 35.5 percent from the field and 30 percent from past the arc.
The pair even signed with the same agency, Klutch Sports, just a few days before the tragic accident. Clarke was supposed to headline an impressive stable of Klutch Sports’ 2021 Draft Class, which includes Boston, Jalen Johnson (Duke), Kai Jones (Texas), Scotty Lewis (University of Florida), and Moses Moody (Arkansas).
Terrence Clarke was projected to be a mid to late first-round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and has gotten comparisons to Tracy McGrady and J.R. Smith.