Tributes to Clarke flooded social media on Thursday evening as phrase of his demise unfold, together with from the Lakers star James, who posted a photograph of Clarke on Instagram.
“REST IN PARADISE NEPHEW!!!” James wrote.
Kemba Walker, the Boston Celtics star, was confused when he was requested about Clarke’s demise throughout a postgame information convention.
“Very powerful information,” Walker mentioned. “He’s an excellent child, simply all the time smiling, all the time energetic. He was about to get his alternative, too.”
Standing 6 ft 7 inches, Clarke was one of many highest-rated capturing guards within the nation and starred for Brewster Academy, a boarding college in New Hampshire. He selected the College of Kentucky over Texas Tech, U.C.L.A., Duke, the College of Memphis and Boston School, in accordance with his biography on the Wildcats web site.
He was hampered by a proper leg harm that restricted him to simply eight video games as a freshman, nonetheless.
Clarke is survived by his mother and father and three siblings, in accordance with the College of Kentucky.