One of the top players in all of high school hoops is Terrence Clarke.
The five-star shooting guard out of Brewster Academy (MA) is ranked No. 2 overall in the 2021 class by 247 Sports. Even though he’s (maybe) two years away from college, he already has the makings of blue-chip recruit good enough to play anywhere.
However, there have been rumors of a possible reclassification, and those talks heated up once Kentucky offered him a scholarship. It’s been a rare occurrence for John Calipari to offer recruits that are two classes away from being on a college campus, so you have to think there’s at least some possibility of seeing Clarke playing college hoops next year.
In an interview with Eric Bossi of Rivals, Clarke actually addressed the reclass rumors.
”Right now, I mean people have been talking about it like you said,” Clarke stated. “So it’s been a topic of discussion but not really for me and I haven’t really focused on it too much. But if it comes down to it whatever is the best situation for me, I could look into it.”
Typically when elite recruits can move up a class and get one year closer to NBA Draft eligibility, they make the jump. Clarke already looks like a future one-and-done prospect, so if he’s able to get his academics in order, we should probably expect to see him in the 2020 class.
Check out some recent highlights of Clarke in action on the Nike EYBL circuit: