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Rich Paul speaks out on passing of Klutch Sports client Terrence Clarke

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Klutch Sports owner and CEO Rich Paul broke his silence on the passing of his client Terrence Clarke in a car accident in Los Angeles on Thursday. As relayed by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Paul confirmed that the 19-year-old’s mother was at his side before losing his life.

The famed NBA agent said he is heartbroken by the tragic turn of events, as Clarke was an incredibly hardworking young man on the verge of achieving his dreams of making it to the NBA.

Despite struggling in his one-and-done college career, the 19-year-old had a bright future ahead of him. Paul also requested some privacy for Clarke’s family as they deal with the tragedy.

Clarke last played for the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA last year, where he averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in eight games. He just finished a workout with his fellow Wildcat and best friend BJ Boston before the accident. Boston was reportedly riding a separate car and was just behind Clarke’s vehicle when he figured in the fatal crash.

The former Kentucky standouts just declared for the 2021 NBA Draft last month and were recently signed by Rich Paul’s Klutch Sports agency, joining other draft prospects Kai Jones, Jalen Johnson, Moses Moody, and Scotty Lewis.

Terrence Clarke’s fate is indeed heartbreaking considering he was likely just three months away from realizing his dream. Scouts had him being drafted somewhere in the mid to late first round. Details about Clarke’s accident remain uncertain at the moment, while earlier reports claimed the 6-foot-7 guard died on his way to the hospital.