NBA Draft Prospects Pay Tribute to Kentucky’s Terrence Clarke
The 2021 NBA Draft will commence on Thursday, July 29th. While there will be several UK players awaiting their fate, one player will be missing from the festivities.
Freshman guard Terrence Clarke died as the result of a car accident in Los Angeles this past April. He had just announced in March he was entering this year's NBA Draft. Fellow UK teammate and freshman BJ Boston was training with Clarke in LA when he followed Clarke and witnessed the deadly accident.
Tuesday night, Klutch Sports, the agency Clarke, and Boston signed with, held their Draft Pro Day and they honored the late Wildcat. The draft combine event aired on ESPN2.
After the event, a tribute video to Clarke played on a large video screen in the gym.
A Boston native, Clarke played his high school ball at the Brewster Academy where he was part of their 2019 National Prep Championship team. A McDonald's All-American, Clarke was a consensus five-star recruit and a top shooting guard in the class of 2020. At Kentucky, an early injury halted his playing time, he only appeared in eight games, seven in non-conference play. Clarke had a career-high 22 points in the Cats' loss to Georgia Tech last December.
The TClarke5 Foundation was established to honor and build upon his legacy of using sports to positively impact those in communities who need it the most.