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Terrence Clarke will make college choice on Sept. 14 — and decide later on reclassifying

By LARRY VAUGHT

One of the nation’s top basketball players, Terrence Clarke of the Brewster Academy, will make his college choice Sept. 14 and Kentucky is one of six schools on his final list.

The other five are Boston College, Texas Tech, UCLA, Duke and Memphis. It’s interesting to note that he does not have offers from Duke or Memphis among the 23 offers he does have.

Clarke currently is in the 2021 recruiting class— but that could change.

“I am a member of the class of ‘21. I will explore the possibility of reclassifying in the spring after taking the SAT & ACT and evaluating my academic performance during the upcoming school year. Stay Tuned,” Clarke posted on Twitter.

Reclassifying might not be easy because unlike some players who had been held back a year and were old for their class, Clarke is a true junior. That means he’ll have to complete his final two years of high school work this academic year to be able to reclassify.

However, no matter what class he winds up in, he’ll be a top three player in either the 2020 or 2021 class. If he does reclassify, it would give UK another shooting guard in that class. The Cats already have a verbal commitment from Brandon Boston and are in high pursuit of Joshua Christoper and Jalen Green, two other top 10 players in the 2020 class.

3 comments

  1. We have a better shot at him if he stays in the 21 class, but it sounds like he is pushing for the 20 class. He would be a better fit in the 21 class, at least for us. Will Memphis or Duke take him without having offered him a scholarship?

    1. I tend to agree with who UK has in 2020 class and who might be back but sure sounds like he is going to flip to 2020

  2. Reclassifying is as bad for college basketball as the One and Done nonsense. Kids need to be kids and enjoy high school. The move from high school academics and college is a big step, especially when also devoting so much time to a sport like D-1 college basketball….with the exception of North Carolina. There isn’t much difficulty in moving from high school classes to classes that don’t exist.

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