How did Terrence Clarke die? Kentucky basketball star, 19, signed with NBA agent a day before deadly car accident

Terrence Clarke had just signed with Klutch Sports and in three months, he was going to realize his dream of being drafted into the NBA


                            How did Terrence Clarke die? Kentucky basketball star, 19, signed with NBA agent a day before deadly car accident
Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke died a day after signing with Klutch Sports (Getty Images)

Former Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke died in Los Angeles on April 22, Thursday following a car crash. The report says Clarke and Kentucky teammate BJ Boston were leaving a workout when the accident happened.

Clarke, 19, died when he was been taken to the hospital, while Boston, whose car was just behind Clarke's, is reportedly fine. Both the players were recently signed with the same agent, Klutch Sports.

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As soon as the news made its way to social media, people started talking about it. One person said: "Terrence Clarke was a Bostonian through and through. Born in Dorchester and grew up dreaming of playing for the Cs. Worked closely with Tatum and Brown, which he both idolised and said they were both big supporters for him He’s pictured on the right celebrating at TD Garden." While another one wrote, "gone way too soon. RIP terrence clarke."



 



 

Matt Jones said, "Life is so incredibly fragile and often unfair Terrence Clarke signed with Klutch Sports yesterday. 19 years old Such a tragedy." While another one tweeted, "While we send our tributes to Terrence Clarke, I also believe it must be traumatizing for Brandon Boston to not only lose his close friend but also have to watch his death and then get drafted knowing Terrence was supposed to as well. Can't imagine what Brandon is going through."



 



 

Another fan mourned saying, "Just yesterday, Terrence Clarke signed with Klutch Sports. In 3 short months, he was going to realize his dream of being drafted into the NBA. At 19 years old, he was killed in a car wreck. Life it too damn short, y'all. RIP, Terrence Clarke." Shocked by the news, one said, "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 "



 



 

The teenager was a Boston product who completed his high school career at prep powerhouse Brewster Academy. After averaging 9.6 points per game last season at Kentucky, he announced last month he was going to enter the NBA Draft, and on Wednesday, April 21, it was announced he had retained Klutch Sports as his representation.



 

In a 2019 interview with the Globe, Clarke said he wanted to make his mark as a basketball star from Boston. “Boston is a great basketball city,” he said. “I really want to do this for myself, but I also want to do this for my community because [Boston] has never been on the map. Nobody would say, ‘Oh, (top) basketball players come from Boston.’ I want to be the person to make that happen.”

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