The Kentucky Wildcats are now in full preparation mode for the SEC Tournament, as that is their only ticket to the NCAA Tournament at this point.
After the loss to the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, John Calipari said in his postgame interview that we would have a determination on the future of Terrence Clarke “in the next couple days.”
That news came today, as Calipari announced that Clarke is being told by doctors to miss four more weeks.
John Calipari announces on his radio show that five-star freshman Terrence Clarke, who has not played since the Louisville game in December, will likely miss the remainder of the season due to injury.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) February 8, 2021
“There were tears today. His and mine. It’s crushing.”
That pretty much sounds like the last we’ve seen of Clarke, at least for this season, and it sounds like he’s already set to enter the NBA Draft.
The last time we saw Clarke on the floor was back in December against the Louisville Cardinals, and it was obvious that he wasn’t 100% during that matchup.
Clarke is the second leading scorer on the team as he has averaged 10.7 points to go with 3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
This is going to be a massive loss for the Cats, as a lot of their recent games have been narrow losses and if they had their second leading scorer on the floor, who knows where they would be.
If Kentucky wanted a real shot at going to Nashville and winning the SEC Tournament, then it was crucial that they get Clarke back.
However, now that we know he is out, this team is going to have to find a way to get the job done without the former top-10 recruit.
The Cats will be in action again on Tuesday night against the Arkansas Razorbacks. That game will tipoff at 7 pm ET and will air on ESPN.