Birthday: September 6, 2001 Black Celebrities Born on September 6
Died At Age: 19
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Terrence Adrian Clarke
Born Country: United States
Born in: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Famous as: Basketball Player
Height: 6'8" (203 cm), 6'8" Males
father: Adrian Briggs
mother: Osmine Clarke
siblings: Gavin, Madison, Tatyana
Died on: April 22, 2021
Grouping of People: Black Basketball Player
Notable Alumni: Brewster Academy, University Of Kentucky
Cause of Death: Car Accident
U.S. State: Massachusetts, African-American From Massachusetts
education: Brewster Academy, University of Kentucky
Who was Terrence Clarke?
Terrence Clarke was a college basketball player who played for the Kentucky Wildcats, which represents the ‘University of Kentucky’. Before joining the University of Kentucky, Clarke was an important player for ‘Brewster Academy’. His performance in high school earned him a place in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game. He was also named as a five-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals, with 247Sports and Rivals ranking him as the eighth-best player in the 2020 class. After showcasing his skills for a season with Kentucky Wildcats, he made himself available for the NBA draft. Unfortunately, he died in a car crash on April 22, 2021 when he was just 19 years old. Terrence Clarke was also immensely popular on social media platforms, such as Instagram where he had thousands of followers.
Childhood & Early Life
Terrence Clarke was born on September 6, 2001, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Adrian Briggs and Osmine Clarke. He was raised in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester along with his siblings, Gavin, Tatyana, and Madison. He attended the ‘Rivers School’, an independent preparatory school in Weston, Massachusetts, where he played basketball for his school team. A skilled player right from the beginning, Clarke became part of the all-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council class B team while studying at the ‘Rivers School’. After his freshman season, he transferred to ‘Brewster Academy’, an independent boarding school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He went on to become an important player for ‘Brewster Academy’, where he helped his team win the 2019 National Prep Championships. Before COVID-19 pandemic halted the National Prep finals, ‘Brewster Academy’ boasted of a 34–3 record; as a high school senior, Terrence Clarke averaged 5.8 rebounds, 18.3 points, and three assists per game.
Subsequently, Terrence Clarke was chosen for the McDonald's All-American Game, an all-star basketball game played annually for Canadian and American high school basketball graduates. He was also chosen as a Sports Illustrated third-team All American, which comprises the third-best high school seniors in the United States of America. Thanks to his impressive performance, he was evaluated as a five-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals. While ESPN ranked him as the tenth-best player, 247Sports and Rivals ranked him as the eighth-best player in the 2020 class. Not surprisingly, Terrence Clarke received invitations from several prestigious universities, such as the ‘University of Kentucky’, ‘University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA), ‘Texas Tech University’, ‘University of Memphis’, ‘Duke University’, and ‘Boston College’. He chose to attend the ‘University of Kentucky’ and went on to represent the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team as a shooting guard. He also stated that he would like to reclassify to the class of 2020.
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On November 25, 2020, Terrence Clarke made his college debut when his team took on the Morehead State Eagles men's basketball team. Clarke came up with an impressive show, scoring 12 points, four assists, four rebounds, and three steals and helping his team win 81–45. During the season, he was able to play only in eight games, including a game in the SEC Tournament, due to an injury to his right leg. In the eight games that he played, he averaged 2.6 rebounds, 9.6 points, and two assists per game. On December 6, 2020, his team took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets where he scored a career-high 22 points. On March 19, 2021, he stated that he would declare for the upcoming NBA draft and that he would forgo his remaining college eligibility. By the time he had finished his college career, Terrence Clarke had established himself as one of the best shooting guards in the class of 2020. He also had an impressive 77 points and more than 229 minutes under his belt as a player.
Personal Life & Death
Terrence Clarke was awaiting the 2021 NBA draft and signed with Klutch Sports Group, a sports agency that represents famous NBA players, on April 21, 2021. The following day, he had a workout session with teammate Brandon Boston Jr. before leaving the court in his Genesis GV80. It was later reported that Clarke was involved in an accident in the Los Angeles area. According to a statement by John Matassa, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sergeant, Terrence Clarke was driving his vehicle at a very high speed without wearing his seat belt properly. His vehicle collided with a truck and then hit a light pole before ultimately hitting a block wall. The whole incident was captured by a surveillance camera.
After the accident, Terrence Clarke was taken to Northridge Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His mother Osmine Clarke, with whom he shared a cordial relationship, was by his side at the time of his death. His untimely demise was met with shock and disappointment by his teammates and fans.