2020 five-star guard and No. 4 overall prospect Terrence Clarke broke John Calipari’s five-year streak of missing out on top-five recruits when he announced his commitment to Kentucky in September.
And by the looks of things, the Wildcats got a darn good one both on and off the floor.
We all know what the 6-foot-7, 190-pound guard can do on the court. With elite scoring ability and athleticism, it’s no surprise that Clarke is seen as one of the best prospects in all of high school basketball.
In a “Day in the Life” documentary released by Slam Online on Thursday evening, though, we also learned that both Clarke and his family will almost certainly be fan-favorites when he gets to Lexington.
The documentary showcases Clarke’s tireless work ethic, fun-loving demeanor, and his passion for the game of basketball. But tucked in the very end of the video was an interaction between Clarke and his mother, Osmine Clarke, with the two talking about the five-star guard’s decision to commit to Kentucky.
At first, Clarke’s mother actually wanted her son to go to Duke before realizing the Boston, MA product just wasn’t “a Duke kid.”
“I really wanted him to go to Duke,” she said. “But then I thought about it and I was like, “Oh no, he’s not a Duke kid. He is more a Kentucky kid.”‘
She then compared the situation to two famous characters from the popular 90s NBC sitcom, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
“You know how, like, Carlton Banks is more like a “Duke,”‘ Osmine Clarke continued. “But you’re more rough around the edges, like a “Kentucky.” You’re like Will Smith. That’s how I figured [Kentucky] would be perfect for you.”
“Ooooh, she’s got some [good points], yeah,” Clarke responded.
The five-star Kentucky commit then went in-depth about his decision to attend the University of Kentucky and why he thought it was the best fit for him.
“Coach Cal said I could be one of the best players to come out of [Kentucky] if I put in the work,” Clarke said. “That’s one of the main things I want to do. I want to go out there and put in the work, earn what I want to get. Earn my respect basically, get to the next level.”
Check out the hilarious exchange below:
#BBN: Here's why Terrence Clarke picked Kentucky over Duke. ?
— SLAM HS Hoops (@SLAM_HS) November 8, 2019
While you’re at it, check out the entire SLAM documentary on Clarke here:
Duke is now officially considered the “Carlton Banks” of college basketball. Always and forever.