A nineteen-year-old basketball player from the University of Kentucky has died tragically...
Terrence Clarke was a projected NBA Draft pick who sadly lost his life on Thursday...
Terrence Clarke - "Me being from Boston, if I was to play in this gym (TD Garden), I’d be blessed as ever. I’m working my hardest so I can put on for my city." pic.twitter.com/nC6dKH9Fqu— BostonCelticsForever (@BostonCelts4eva) April 23, 2021
And tributes have already come pouring in...
Carolina Basketball would like to extend our condolences to the family of Terrence Clarke and Kentucky Basketball during this unimaginable tragedy.— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 23, 2021
My family & I extend our deepest sympathies & condolences to the family of Terrence Clarke. Praying for his teammates, coaches & the entire UK basketball community during this unimaginable loss.— Chris Mack (@CoachChrisMack) April 23, 2021
Celtics players have been sharing Terrence Clarke tributes throughout the night. There was so much love between him and this team. pic.twitter.com/MQqercj6tk— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) April 23, 2021
Prayers to Terrence Clarke’s family. Gone way too soon. Terrence was so talented, and had a smile that absolutely lit up the room.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 23, 2021
LeBron James posted a tribute to Terrence Clarke on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/3RMISKrqEo— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) April 23, 2021
Our deepest condolences are with the family, friends, teammates and coaches of Terrence Clarke. pic.twitter.com/oTjIPvfKaL— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) April 23, 2021
Heartbreaking.— Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) April 23, 2021
Rest In Peace, Terrence Clarke. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/qJwVXIDahO
I will always remember the smile on Terrence Clarke’s face when I picked him up from the airport upon his arrival to Lexington last summer. I told my wife Allison, that he was going to be her new favorite player on the team. Praying for his family and friends. #RipTclarke— DeWayne Peevy (@BlueDemonsAD) April 23, 2021
Praying for the family of Terrence Clarke in this crushing loss. Absolutely devastating.— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) April 23, 2021
Rest In Peace. 🙏🏾
Gone way too soon man! Sending prayers to Terrence Clarke’s family & friends 🙏🏽 REST IN PEACE. 💙— 💯 Kristopher London (@IamKrisLondon) April 23, 2021
First time I ever met Terrence Clarke, almost two years ago to the day. April 27, 2019.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) April 23, 2021
One of the most charming, lovable kids I’ve ever met. Boston kid, diehard Celtics and Red Sox fan. Rooted so hard for him.
I was honored to be Terrence Clarke's kindergarten teacher. As a child, he was always filled with THIS kind of joy and wonder. There has always been a special place in my heart for him and today that place is completely broken. Love to everyone who knew him. xo pic.twitter.com/15N2JZ8g8d— Ianalay Osgrovecay (@Yellowpeep007) April 23, 2021
John Calipari now on his way to California to be with Terrence Clarke's mother. Asks BBN for prayers for family— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) April 23, 2021
REST IN PEACE TERRENCE CLARKE 👼— adin (@adinross) April 23, 2021
YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP, TELL YOUR LOVED ONES U APPRECIATE AND LOVE THEM !!! 🖤🖤 pic.twitter.com/Kr0IqHCJSe
Terrence, a 6'7" guard, was labeled a 5-star recruit coming out of high school in New Hampshire...
WKYT has confirmed reports that NBA draft prospect Terrence Clarke has passed away following a car accident.— SLAM (@SLAMonline) April 23, 2021
Prayers to his family. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/veE7T7NHM2
And was ranked the 8th overall high school player in the entire country.
Those who knew him say he had the talent to succeed at the pro level and recently declared for the 2021 NBA Draft.
RIP Terrence Clarke. Taken from us too soon. pic.twitter.com/x3NbdeCce7— Overtime (@overtime) April 23, 2021
Some experts projected he would be a "2nd-round pick."
Clarke was driving at 2 PM in the San Fernando Valley when his vehicle was struck by another car...
🙏 Terrence Clarke pic.twitter.com/ADkVIJDxhd— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 23, 2021
Footage from the accident shows Clarke's vehicle totally destroyed.
Law enforcement is currently investigating the accident...
Prayers for Terrence Clarke and BJ Boston 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/CUYx0s8quc— LeBron James ➐ (@uKingJames) April 23, 2021
Clarke was reportedly in Los Angeles with his Kentucky teammate, B.J. Boston, another NBA Draft prospect.
Boston was in the car behind Clarke when the accident occurred, but wasn't hurt in the crash...
I don’t know what to say right now. I never hoped in my wildest dreams this would happen. Terrence Clarke was a great basketball player that represented Boston like no other could. It’s gut wrenching seeing life be taken away from someone so young. Rest In Peace King🕊 pic.twitter.com/5pKahgVOZq— Noah Terranova (@TerranovaNoah) April 23, 2021
Clarke was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
Rest in peace.