Kentucky freshman Terrence Clarke announces plans for next season
Terrence Clarke’s Kentucky career has come to an end. The freshman guard announced Friday that he has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft.
“As an adolescent, having the privilege to put on the Kentucky uniform and play in front of the BBN was always a lifelong goal of mine,” Clarke wrote in a note shared in a tweeted graphic. “Although it was hindered due to things out of my own control, the experience is something I will keep with me forever. I have grown a lot with this experience and I will never take it for granted. After discussing it with my family, I have decided to renounce my eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft. I had high expectations coming into this season and, of course, didn’t expect to be injured, which I understand is part of the game. Thank you to Coach Cal, the coaching staff and my teammates! BBN, I hope to make you all proud as a I pursue my dreams.”
Some players leave the door open for a potential return to college. Clarke’s “renounce my eligibility” makes it clear he has no intention of playing any more college basketball.
Clarke was sidelined for conference play by a right leg injury but did manage to return for the SEC Tournament, playing 9 minutes against Mississippi State. In his limited appearances, Clarke averaged 9.6 points per game on 42.1 percent shooting.