From Blake Schuster of B/R:
Former Kentucky men’s basketball star Terrence Clarke died following a car crash in Los Angeles on Thursday, his agent, Rich Paul, confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Clarke was 19 years old.
The Boston native was reportedly working out in Southern California in preparation for the 2021 NBA draft prior to the crash. After one season with the Wildcats, Clarke announced he was turning pro and signing with an agent.
News of Clarke’s death was immediately felt across both college and pro basketball with many taking to Twitter to mourn the loss.
A 6’7″ guard who averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in eight games with Kentucky, Clarke was expected to play a significant role before an ankle injury ended his regular season in late December. He appeared in the team’s SEC tournament loss to Mississippi State, playing 10 minutes in the second-round loss.