2021 NBA Prospect Terrance Clarke Dies at 19

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Xavier Proctor-Floyd, Editor

Kentucky Basketball stars Terrance Clarke and Brandon Boston were in a fatal car accident Thursday night. Clarke tragically passed away Thursday night, and Boston was injured but no serious injuries were reported. Clarke had declared for the NBA Draft and was predicted to go in the second round.

Head Coach John Calipari was asked about the tragic accident. “A young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one with all of his dreams and hopes ahead of him” (ukathletics). The whole Kentucky program was affected by his death; UK athletic director Mithc Barnhart said, “Terrence was a young man who was so full of life and so full of promise” (ukathletics).

Clarke was a highly touted high school player; he re-classed so he could be in the 2021 NBA Draft. Many NBA stars such as LeBron James, and Trae Young shared their grief on social media. Clarke and Boston were on their way back home after a workout in LA Thursday night. It was reported that Boston was in the car behind Clarke.