When Terrence Clarke committed to Kentucky ultimate September, he was considered as a recruit who could really end No. 1 average in his class.
That of course didn’t happen, as Clarke didn’t have quite the senior season many thought he could, and he ultimately finished outside the pinnacle five of all three important recruiting services (his best ranking used to be No. eight by Rivals).
Part of that might also have been due to Clarke having a heavy college workload in order to graduate early and reclassify into the 2020 class. Before Clarke committed, I take note listening to that human beings around Clarke weren’t sure he’d have enough time to entire all of the extra coursework he wished to reclassify. Not because Clarke wasn’t smart enough, however because the quantity of work he wished to entire would be challenging to do while enjoying out his senior season.
Whatever the case was, Clarke is now on UK’s campus and preparing for his first and probably only season of university ball. And he’s curiously making pretty the impression on his new coaches, according to Kyle Tucker of The Athletic.
Hearing Clarke stated in the same breath as Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox — two of the best guards to ever play in Lexington — is very high reward on its own. Fox was the fifth-overall choose of the 2017 NBA Draft and is one of the league’s excellent young guards, while Monk earned consensus Second Team All-America honors for the duration of his one year at UK (was also the 11th choose of that equal draft).
It shouldn’t be any shock to hear Clarke is already shining in offseason workouts. After all, 247 Sports recruiting guru Jerry Meyer, who has been round high school and university basketball as lengthy as anyone, said Clarke was once among the best taking pictures guards he’s ever scouted in addition to being a viable No. 1 typical NBA Draft pick.