Five-star shooting guard Terrence Clarke still has plenty of time to make his commitment decision. But Kentucky has been the leader for a while, and the Wildcats just got some news from Clarke that bodes very well for landing him.
According to ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway will not be meeting with Clarke this week. Clarke is making his college announcement this Saturday, and Memphis was one of the remaining top schools on his list.
That list currently consists of Kentucky, Memphis, Duke, Texas Tech, Boston College, and UCLA.
Finkelstein reported that the “buzz continues to center around Kentucky and 2020,” indicating that Clarke could pick the Wildcats and also reclassify for the Class of 2020.
247Sports rates Clarke as the No. 3 overall prospect in the country for the Class of 2021. He is the No. 1 shooting guard in the nation, and the No. 1 recruit from the state of Massachusetts.
Penny Hardaway is no longer expected to see ESPN 60 wing Terrence Clarke today as buzz continues to center around Kentucky and 2020 heading into Saturday’s announcement date.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) September 11, 2019
Kentucky’s Class of 2020 currently consists of five-star shooting guard B.J. Boston Jr. and four-star forward Cam’Ron Fletcher. Adding Clarke for the upcoming class would give them one of the best wings in the nation.
Whether Terrence Clarke reclassifies for 2020 or stays in the 2021 player pool, he’d be yet another huge get for John Calipari in either class.