In a tragic turn of events, 19-year-old Terrence Clarke died after sustaining fatal injuries in a car crash. He was a promising prospect from the University of Kentucky who had just declared for the 2021 NBA draft. His passing shocked the entire basketball community with notable legends like Dwayne Wade paying their respect.
In his latest Instagram post, Dwayne Wade honored Clarke by posting a photo of him. He also attached the caption, “Thanks for being a light. Rest In Peace Yng”
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Clarke died in a dreadful car accident in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred as Clarke’s vehicle collided with another that was making a left-hand turn. The LA Fire Department was first on the scene and Clarke was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
John Calipari, the Kentucky Wildcats head coach, was deeply saddened by the incident. He said, “I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight. A young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one with all of his dreams and hopes ahead of him. Terrence Clarke was also a beautiful kid, someone who owned the room with his personality, smile, and joy. Moreover, people gravitated to him, and to hear we have lost him is just hard for all of us to comprehend right now. We are all in shock.”
Terrence Clarke was originally from Boston. After the latest Celtics game, Brad Stevens said, “To be honest, as I was walking down the hallway, I just heard this news about Terrence Clarke. I’m not sure how much I want to talk about the game when you consider it, a Boston kid.”
This is truly a sad day in the world of Basketball. Clarke was considered as one of the top players in his batch. His friends and teammates have also come out to say that he was going to make it big in the NBA.
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