Boston born and raised college basketball star Terrence Clarke dies in car crash
Some sad news to share with you this evening. Boston's Terrence Clarke who was a Freshman on this year's University of Kentucky basketball team has passed away at the way too young age of 19 years old.
WKYT has confirmed former UK men’s basketball player Terrence Clarke has died in a car crash in Los Angeles Thursday.
Sources tell us the NBA Draft prospect was killed in a crash after reportedly working out with BJ Boston. We have also confirmed that with the Valley Traffic Division of Los Angeles Police.
The sergeant tells us the accident happened at 2:10 Pacific Time on Winnetka Avenue.
As you can expect this news has hit the basketball community hard, especially in Boston. Boston hasn't developed as many basketball stars as other cities, and maybe because of that we treasure players like Reggie Lewis and Dana Barros who grew up here. And of course Clarke's death brings back the horrible memories of losing Reggie in 1993.
Rest in Peace Terrence Clarke and prayers to his family and anyone else grieving his loss.
Brad Stevens has just heard about Kentucky's (and Boston's) Terrence Clarke's involvement in a car accident, and expressed a desire not to talk about basketball. Said his son Brady is a big fan of the Wildcats guard.
Brad Stevens full comments on the rumors about Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke:
"When you consider it, a Boston kid... I don't know what's real yet, I've not heard anything confirmed, but I've read what you've read and, you know, those kids are important to us here." pic.twitter.com/ikL34gMPx9
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
“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.”https://t.co/9X5vdVfhTU via @BostonGlobe