The Wildcats guard tragically passed away in a devastating car crash in LA just a month after he had announced his entry into the NBA Draft.
Clarke tragically left us on April 22nd, 2021. He was only 19 years old at the time of his passing, and basketball enthusiasts around the world expressed their condolences for Clarke.
Terrence Clarke was an American college basketball player. He competed for the Kentucky Wildcats in the Southeastern Conference.
Clarke was born in Massachusetts, Boston, on September 6th, 2001, just five days before the world’s most significant terrorist attack occurred.
Clarke had three siblings, and his parents were Osmine Clark and Adrian Briggs. He initially attended Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, before transferring to Brewster Academy after his freshman year.
He was selected to the All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class B team.
Shortly after he declared for the NBA draft, Clarke revealed that he had signed with Klutch Sports.
Terrence Clarke was a clever and outstanding young individual who had a life full of achievements and aspirations ahead of him.
He was one of the most committed individuals, and if he had lived a little longer, he would have surely made a name for himself in the world of basketball.
What occurred to Terrence Clarke?
Clarke’s unexpected accident and subsequent passing made headlines worldwide.
Sgt. John Matassa from Los Angeles Police Department disclosed that Clarke was not properly wearing his seat belt when the crash happened. Matassa then mentioned that the driver of the other vehicle, who was in a truck, did not report any injuries.
Clarke’s car collided with a truck, which is why he could not survive the impact of the accident.
Clarke was behind the wheel of a 2021 Hyundai Genesis at the time of the accident. He did not succumb at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Clarke’s mother was at his side when he died.
The Sergeant in charge of the case said, “The incident was captured on surveillance video. He collided with another vehicle that was preparing to make a left-hand turn. He struck the vehicle, hit a street light pole, and ultimately hit a block wall. He was transported to Northridge Hospital and later pronounced deceased due to the collision.”
The deceased’s mother was devastated beyond imagination and said that her young son’s sudden passing had changed their lives forever.
Kentucky coach John Calipari, in a statement, said that the entire team was shocked upon hearing about Clarke’s untimely, tragic passing.
He added that he felt devastated and unwell when he learned about Clarke’s accident and subsequent passing.
A terrible tragedy took Clarke away from his family and his passion, basketball.