Clarke Adds 9 Scholarship Offers in 48 Hours
Brewster Academy and Expressions rising junior Terrence Clarke has been making news in the last 48 hours after picking up 9 new high-major offers.
Counting offers is always fool's gold and for a player like Clarke, who will realistically have his choice of just about wherever he wants to go, it's even more meaningless.
Nevertheless, 9 offers in two days is almost unheard of.
The latest suitors are UConn, TCU, LSU, Nebraska, Baylor, Pittsburgh, Illinois, St. John's and Auburn. Memphis, Georgia, Arkansas, Kansas and Kentucky all came calling earlier this spring. N.C. State, Iowa, Rutgers, Indiana, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Syracuse, and Georgia Tech had already been on the table.
Again though, with a concensus top five national recruit like Clarke, the question isn't who wants him, but who does he want. While Duke may be the only school missing so far, the reality is that there isn't a school in the country that wouldn't gladly take him if he wanted to join their program.
Of course, with players of Clarke's stature, there will also be plenty of speculation about whether he attends college at all. R.J. Hampton recently made the decision to play professionally in New Zealand for a year instead of going to college while Clarke's Brewster teammate from this past season, Jalen Lecque, made the decision to head straight to the NBA Draft given the fact that he was already a year removed from his graduating high school class. IMG Academy guard Anfernee Simons did the same the year prior.
Clarke is coming off an EYBL campaign in which he averaged 17 points, nearly 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal per game while showing a more poised and balanced floor game to lead Expressions to a 9-4 record and a spot in the Peach Jam.