Expressions Elite (MA) 2021 shooting guard Terrence Clarke, the No. 1 player in his class, depending on who you ask, had a really good weekend.
Clarke was a huge reason for Expressions 4-0 record over the weekend as he played four complete games for the top team in Division D on the EYBL circuit.
EYBL Session II numbers
Georgia Stars: 15 points (6-15), four rebounds, three assist.
BABC: 17 points (6-13), seven rebounds, six assist.
Alabama Fusion: 17 points (8-15), six rebounds, four assist.
Brad Beal Elite: 13 points (5-13), two rebounds, two assist.
“I can do a lot of things on the court,” he said. “At 6-6, 6-7, I can definitely pass, playmake, make shots–do a a lot things. I can get everybody else involved. I want to be a playmaker. I don’t want to be known as a wing, I want to be known as a guard.”
His talent has already attracted some of the best programs in the country and it’s because of performances similar to the ones he had in Indiana that attracted the blue-blood programs.
He hasn’t spoken to any of them personally due to NCAA rules that doesn’t allow for coaches to talk to prospects until they’re juniors, but he’s getting the scoop from his coaches on their pitch and many offers are starting to flood in.
Kentucky and Memphis both recently offered the 6-7 guard, who can do it all, and he spoke to a crowd of reporters about that offer and Kentucky as a whole.
“Getting a Kentucky offer was a really big thing,” he said. “[It’s] just showing that my work is really paying off.”
Clarke, who grew up watching blue bloods like Kentucky, he confessed, understood the severity of an offer of this caliber. With his talent, he can be a one-and-done type of player if he continues to work hard and continues to improve his game. That’s what coach John Calipari’s pitch was to him.
“He wasn’t trying to lie to me,” Clarke said. “He was trying to tell me what it would obviously be [like] going there for like eight, nine months–and getting better, and so I can go to the next level.”