Former University of Kentucky men's basketball player Terrence Clarke died in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to WKYT.
The NBA prospect was reportedly leaving a workout in LA and speeding when he ran through a red light, hit an oncoming car and then hit a pole and block wall, according to the LAPD. Police also said the 19-year-old was not wearing his seatbelt correctly.
The fatal crash reportedly happened on Winnetka Avenue at approximately 2:10 pm PT and Clarke was the only person in the car.
Former teammate BJ Boston was at the workout with him but had driven separately and was in the car behind Clarke.
Clarke was transported to Northridge Hospital and later pronounced dead.
The 6-foot-7 guard had recently declared for the 2021 NBA Draft after averaging nearly 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in eight games this season.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari issued this statement on the tragic passing of Clarke:
"I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight. A young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one with all of his dreams and hopes ahead of him. Terrence Clarke was a beautiful kid, someone who owned the room with his personality, smile and joy. People gravitated to him, and to hear we have lost him is just hard for all of us to comprehend right now. We are all in shock.
"Terrence's teammates and brothers loved him and are absolutely devastated. They know we are here for them for whatever they need.
"I am on my way to Los Angeles to be with his mother and his brother to help wherever I can. This will be a difficult period for all those who know and love Terrence, and I would ask that everyone take a moment tonight to say a prayer for Terrence and his family. May he rest in peace."