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Terrence Clarke Killed In Car Accident

Apr 22, 2021 10:28 PM

Terrence Clarke has passed away at the age of 19. Clarke left Kentucky for the 2021 NBA draft in March and had signed with Klutch Sports.

LAPD says Clarke was traveling at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light, hit another car turning left, and continued on to then hit a pole and block wall. Police say Clarke was not wearing his seatbelt properly.

The crash came following a workout with B.J. Boston. Clarke was the only person in the car.

Clarke entered his freshman season as a potential lottery pick and was ranked No. 2 in the most recent version of ESPN's top 100 prospects for the draft.

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Kentucky Forward Olivier Sarr Declares For Draft

Apr 21, 2021 1:11 AM

Kentucky senior Olivier Sarr declared for the 2021 NBA Draft on Tuesday.

Sarr, who transferred from Wake Forest last season, averaged 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

The Wildcats have lost Sarr, Brandon Boston Jr.Terrence Clarke and Isaiah Jackson to the draft thus far. 

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Brandon Boston Jr. Declares For NBA Draft

Mar 21, 2021 12:57 PM

Brandon Boston Jr. declared for the NBA Draft on Saturday, becoming the third Kentucky Wildcat to declare for the draft this week. 

Isaiah Jackson and Terrence Clarke also announced their decisions to turn pro, though Jackson is the only one out of the group to not hire an agent.

Boston Jr. is ranked No. 34 in ESPN's draft rankings.

Jackson is ranked No. 12 in the rankings, with Clarke at No. 67.

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Tags: B.J. Boston, Jr., Terrence Clarke, Isaiah Jackson, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Declarations

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Kentucky Freshman Isaiah Jackson To Enter Draft, Will Not Hire Agent

Mar 18, 2021 1:01 AM

Kentucky freshman Isaiah Jackson will enter the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent.

The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 8.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this season.

Jackson is ranked No. 12 in ESPN's Top 100 prospects for the 2021 NBA draft class. 

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Kentucky Freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher Enters Transfer Portal

Mar 13, 2021 10:04 PM

Kentucky freshman Cam'Ron Fletcher entered the transfer portal on Saturday.

Fletcher, who was ranked in the ESPN 100, played just nine games this season.

Fletcher was sent away from the team after being visibly upset towards the end of a loss against Kentucky in December.

"Although this season did not go the way any of us wanted to, being a part of the Kentucky men's basketball program has been a great experience," said Fletcher in a statement. 

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Daimion Collins Commits To Kentucky

Oct 31, 2020 10:02 PM

Daimion Collins announced his commitment to Kentucky on Saturday.

A 6-foot-10 power forward, Collins is ranked No. 24 for the 2021 class by ESPN.

Collins picked the Wildcats over Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech.

"I like how their players have developed. Me playing with and against great players, hopefully it will make me a great player. I am ready for the challenge," said Collins.

Kentucky now has three pledges for the 2021 class. 

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NBA Insiders Fear Knicks Could Become 'Kentucky Pipeline Team'

Oct 28, 2020 6:17 PM

The New York Knicks hired Leon Rose, who was a longtime agent with CAA, to run their front office earlier this year and Bill Simmons of The Ringer suggests people around the league are monitoring the possibility of former Kentucky players could be funneled to the franchise.

Rose also hired William Wesley for a role in the front office, who was his colleague at CAA.

"There's also a real fear in the NBA," said Bill Simmons. "I'm fine talking about this. It's rumor, heresy stuff. But it's just a fact. Kentucky, Worldwide Wes had a great relationship with John Calipari. CAA's got multiple Kentucky guys and there's a real fear in the league that the Knicks are going to become the Kentucky pipeline team.

"Devin Booker is a great example of that, right? Even though he's on a big deal right now, at some point if he wanted to move out of there...

"The league is kind of watching the Kentucky factor with that team.

"I think even [Anthony] Davis, if the Lakers hadn't won the title this year, who knows? Right? Are we positive he would have stayed? I don't know. All of the signs, all of the dialogue was like 'LeBron and him love each other'. But who knows what would have happened?

"That Knicks thing is intriguing," replied Kevin O'Connor. 

"Also, if you're the Kentucky pipeline team, that's a good thing because that's the one true pipeline we have right now. All the Kentucky guys know each other, like each other. Every year they have top dudes."

Kentucky has the most former players currently in the NBA.

"All this stuff, follow the breadcrumbs. Rich Paul and Klutch, the same thing. The agents carry a lot more sway than people think."

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Bryce Hopkins Commits To Kentucky

Oct 27, 2020 1:19 AM

Bryce Hopkins announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday.

Hopkins, a top-35 senior, gives John Calipari his second commit for the 2021 class.

Hopkins decommitted from Louisville in August, before choosing the Wildcats over Illinois, Providence, and Indiana. 

"He's a big-bodied combo forward with long arms, huge hands and is a legit mismatch problem because of his ability to score in different ways from various spots on the floor," said ESPN recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein. 

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Skyy Clark Commits To Kentucky

Oct 23, 2020 1:19 AM

Skyy Clark announced his commitment to Kentucky, choosing the Wildcats over North CarolinaUCLA and Memphis.

Currently a junior, Clark is a five-star prospect ranked No. 19 in his class by ESPN.

"It's a perfect fit for me. I have watched games and practice film on Kentucky. I love the way they play defense and push the ball on offense. I took a visit when they played Auburn. The fans were incredible. You could not hear the person next to you," said Clark.

Clark is a candidate to reclassify into the 2021 class, though he has yet to make a public decision.

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Olivier Sarr, Jacob Toppin Eligible For Wildcats This Season

Oct 22, 2020 1:15 AM

Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin were granted eligibility to play for the Kentucky Wildcats this season.

Sarr transferred from Wake Forrest, with Toppin a transfer from Rhode Island.

"I'm excited for Olivier and Jacob. Both have worked really hard and deserve this opportunity. They were both hopping and skipping out of my office after getting the news because they've been waiting on this day. I want to thank the NCAA and the SEC for considering the unique circumstances surrounding this season, and we appreciate them working with us throughout this process," said John Calipari.

Sarr, who averaged 13.7 points and 9.0 rebounds last season, was one of the top-ranked transfers of the spring.

Kentucky, which lost 8 out of their top 9 players from last season, will likely move into the top five of ESPN's preseason rankings.

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