By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky and coach John Calipari hit the Daily Double today.
Not only did mega talented five-star shooting guard Terrence Clark commit to Kentucky, but he also confirmed he was reclassifying to the 2020 class and would be at UK next year.
The 6-7 Clark was ranked as the second best overall player in the 2021 class and easily will be a top five player in the 2020 class. He gives UK four top 40 players in the 2020 class already as he joins five-star guard B.J. Boston and four-star forward Lance Ware and Cam’Ron Fletcher as UK commits.
Clark had Memphis, Boston College, Duke, Texas Tech and UCLA in his final six along with Kentucky.
He said Saturday he will need to take some online classes to graduate in the spring from Brewster Academy but doesn’t anticipate that being an issue. Recruiting analysts have all indicated him coming to college a year sooner will be no issue, either, because of his talent and many feel he could play in college this year and be fine.
No surprise that Clarke also indicated Calipari’s ability to produce top level NBA draft picks was a big draw for him at Kentucky. The Cats have had at least one lottery pick every year Calipari has been at UK.
Clarke was one of the rare players that Calipari targeted as a freshman and building that early relationship definitely paid off
Calipari has been recruiting Clarke, now 18, since ninth grade.
Clarke averaged 17 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game on the Nike EYBL circuit. He led Brewster in scoring at 15.9 points per game last year.