BREAKING: NBA Prospect & Former Kentucky Wildcats Player Terrence Clarke Dead After Car Accident
Such unexpected and heartbreaking news today.
On social media, there were heavy rumors that Kentucky Wildcats player Terrence Clarke was involved in a terrible car accident.
It would later be confirmed that he passed away in that accident, according to WKYT. He was only 19-years-old.
“Sources tell WKYT Clarke and BJ Boston were leaving a workout in LA. We have been told Clarke died on the way to hospital.
Boston was reportedly in a car behind him. We don’t know details on what happened.”
The former top-10 recruit declared for the NBA draft just last month after playing in just eight games for Kentucky this season due to an ankle injury.
“I have grown a lot with this experience and I will never take it for granted,” Clarke wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “… I had high expectations coming into this season and, of course, didn’t expect to be injured, which I understand is part of the game. Thank you to Coach Cal, the coaching staff and my teammates! BBN, I hope to make you all proud as I pursue my dreams.”
Clarke averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and two assists per game while starting 6 of 8 games. He shot just 21.7% (5 for 23) from 3-point range and tallied more turnovers (22) than assists (16).
Prayers up to his family in this diffisult time.