NBA players and personalities across the league react to the tragic passing of former Kentucky guard and Boston native, Terrence Clarke.
19 year old Terrence Clarke, who played 8 games for the Kentucky Wildcats this past season in his freshman year, signed on with Rich Paul and LeBron James’s Klutch Sports agency merely yesterday.
This was to make sure he gets represented by an established agency when going into the 2021 NBA Draft, which is being held 3 months from now.
Unfortunately, Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Terrence Clarke had indeed passed away after having suffered fatal injuries when encountering a car crash that spun his car into a pole and block wall.
“We are saddened and devastated by the tragic loss of Terrence Clarke. He was an incredible, hard-working young man. He was excited for what was ahead of him and ready to fulfill his dreams,” said Paul to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Players react after hearing about the tragic death of Terrence Clark
Terrence Clarke could be classified as a high school phenom as he left Brewster as a consensus 5-star recruit. He received interest from a bevy of top universities but ultimately chose to join Kentucky and become a Wildcat.
Players in the league were of course familiar with Clarke and took to social media to express their sorrows regarding the tragic passing of the soon-to-be NBA player.
My heart is extremely heavy right now! 🥺 HUG YOUR LOVED ONES! Prayers up to my man Terrence Clarke’s Family! ❤️ MUCH LOVE BRO! #riptclarke
— Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) April 23, 2021
Rest Easy Terrence Clarke😞🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/yyAgoEIhcT
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 23, 2021
The Boston Celtics, following their win over the Phoenix Suns, also acknowledged the unfortunate event as Brad Stevens took to his postgame availability. “It’s hard to talk about a basketball game.”
Condolences to Terrence Clarke’s family. He had a bright future ahead but had already made a huge impact off the court in the City of Boston.
RIP TC 💚 pic.twitter.com/xsfL1KZg7n
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 23, 2021
Terrence Clarke was projected to be a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft as he put up nearly 10 points per game on 43% shooting from the field, while snagging 2.6 rebounds and dishing out 2 assists per game, in the 8 games he played in college.