Clarke, a native of Dorchester who was a staunch supporter of his hometown team, grew close to Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Rob Williams and a number of other Celtics over the course of his ascent as a top basketball prospect before his tragic death last week in an automobile accident. Poised to enter the 2021 NBA draft as a potential first-round pick, the loss has dealt a hard blow to his family, friends, and the wider Boston basketball community.
His loss is deeply felt by many.
Watch the video the Celtics created to share with the limited-capacity audience in attendance Tuesday night.
Our condolences to all who knew Clarke.