Terrence Clarke

Terrence Adrian Clarke, who was born on September 6, 2001, is an American college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats. He started high school at Rivers School before transferring to Brewster Academy, where he helped his team win the National Prep Championships in 2019. Clarke was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the greatest shooting guards in the 2020 class, having been named a McDonald’s All-American. Clarke played one season of college basketball for Kentucky and expressed interest for the NBA draft. Let’s toast to this talent right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Terrence Adrian Clarke

Birth date:

September 6, 2001

Death date:

April 22, 2021 (age 19)

Zodiac Sign:

Virgo

Height:

6' 8"

Net Worth:

$1.5 million

Terrence's Social Media:

Background

Adrian Briggs and Osmine Clarke gave birth to Terrence Clarke on September 6, 2001, in Boston, Massachusetts. With his siblings Gavin, Tatyana, and Madison, he grew up in the Dorchester district of Boston. He went to Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, and was a basketball player for the school. Clarke was a talented player from the start, and while at Rivers, he was a member of the All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class B squad. He switched to Brewster Academy after his freshman season, where he helped his team win the 2019 National Prep Championships. Clarke was then selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game, an annual all-star basketball game for Canadian and American high school basketball grads. He was also named to Sports Illustrated’s third-team All-American team, which includes the best high school seniors in the country. 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals all rated him as a five-star recruit as a result of his outstanding performance. He received invitations from several major universities but ultimately chose to join the University of Kentucky to play shooting guard for the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team.

Clarke made his college debut on November 25, 2020, when his squad faced the Morehead State Eagles men’s basketball team. Clarke put on a strong performance, scoring 12 points, four assists, four rebounds, and three steals while leading his side to an 81–45 victory. Due to an injury to his right leg, he only played in eight games this season, including one in the SEC Tournament. His squad faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on December 6, 2020, and he scored a career-high 22 points. He announced on March 19, 2021, that he would enter the upcoming NBA draft and forgo his remaining NCAA eligibility. Clarke has established himself as one of the greatest shooting guards in the class of 2020 by the end of his college career.

Clarke joined Klutch Sports Group, a sports agency that represents prominent NBA players, on April 21, 2021, while awaiting the 2021 NBA draft. Clarke died on April 22, 2021, in Los Angeles, California, after being involved in a traffic collision after practice with teammate Brandon Boston Jr. To the surprise of his teammates and admirers, he was rushed to Northridge Hospital and confirmed dead.

Career timeline

2019
The National Prep Championships

At Brewster Academy, Clarke wins the 2019 National Prep Championships.

2019
The Signing with Kentucky Wildcats

On September 14, 2019, Clarke announces his commitment to Kentucky over offers from Boston College, Duke, Memphis, Texas Tech, and UCLA.

2020
He Makes His College Debut

Clarke makes his college debut when his team takes on the Morehead State Eagles men's basketball team.

2020
The McDonald's All-American Game

Clarke is selected for the McDonald's All-American Game, an all-star boys' basketball game that comprises many of the top-ranked American and Canadian high school basketball graduates.

2021
He is Drafted to the NBA

On July 29, 2021, Commissioner Adam Silver honors Clarke with a ceremonial pick, fulfilling his dream of being drafted into the NBA.

2021
He Dies in an Accident

Following a workout with teammate Brandon Boston Jr., Clarke dies on April 22, 2021, after being involved in a traffic collision.

Why We Love Terrence Clarke

  1. He is a basketball star

    Clarke attended Kentucky for the 2020-2021 season. He then announced his decision to turn pro following his freshman year and immediately started practicing for the next level. Unfortunately, he died in an accident, and the NBA honored him as a late draft prospect as a meaningful tribute.

  2. His personality was inspiring

    Clarke was noted for his upbeat demeanor and contagious smile. When he walked into a room, everything brightened up. He had a spirit about him that rubbed off on everyone fortunate enough to come into contact with him.

  3. He was a favorite

    Clarke’s heart was overflowing with love for his family, friends, and teammates. Given his zeal and energy — not just for basketball but also for life — he was a unique individual. These are the things we all wish for on our journey.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He posthumously received an honorary jersey

    His mother received an honorary jersey to honor Clarke during the NBA's 2021–22 All-Star weekend.

  2. He’s a fan of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Clarke listed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as one of his favorite basketball players.

  3. He signed a deal just before death

    One day before his death, Clarke signed with Klutch Sports Group.

  4. Jordan Brand Classic recruited him

    Clarke was excited to receive the invite in 2020 and he got to play as a top high school recruit.

  5. Jamari Foy was his childhood friend

    When they met at Boston's No Books No Ball basketball program, Clarke was in third grade.

Terrence Clarke FAQs

What pick would Terrence Clarke have been?

He was projected as a likely second-round pick.

What team drafted Terrence?

He was drafted by The Wizards.

How much did Terrence Clarke weigh?

He weighed 194 pounds.

Terrence Clarke’s birthday dates

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