Terrence Clarke — a 19-year-old University of Kentucky basketball player and a projected 2021 NBA Draft pick — was killed Thursday in a car accident in Los Angeles, law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.
We’re told Clarke was driving a Genesis around 2 PM in the San Fernando Valley when his vehicle was struck by another car … sending him smashing into a pole and before ultimately slamming into a wall.
Footage from the accident shows Clarke’s vehicle completely smashed in,.
Former Sierra Canyon standout looks to be walking around and okay. Crazy news today https://t.co/nGqS3d8zKN
— Jack Pollon (@pollonpreps) April 23, 2021
Law enforcement sources tells us the accident is being investigated — but so far, no official cause of the crash has been determined.
We’re told Clarke was in Los Angeles with his Kentucky teammate B.J. Boston — another NBA Draft prospect.
Boston was reportedly in the car behind Clarke when the accident occurred — but we’re told he’s physically okay.
Clarke was rushed to a nearby hospital … but injuries proved too severe and doctors were unable to save his life. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Terrence — a 6’7″ guard — was an absolute stud on the hardwood. Rivals rated him a 5-star recruit coming out of high school in New Hampshire … and ranked him as the #8 overall high school player in the entire country.
He didn’t play much at Kentucky — but he clearly had the talent to succeed at the pro level and recently declared for the 2021 NBA Draft.
Some experts projected he would be a 2nd round pick — with tons of upside.