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Shaedon Sharpe, No. 1 prospect in 2022, will enroll at Kentucky mid-year
By ADAM ZAGORIAShaedon Sharpe, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2022 according to ESPN.com, announced Tuesday he will enroll at Kentucky at mid-year.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard will redshirt and practice with the Wildcats but will not play in games until the 2022-23 season.
“I can definitely say he’s ready to play,” Dream City Christian coach Kyle Weaver told ZAGSBLOG of Sharpe’s potential.
Sharpe, who runs with the UPLAY Canada AAU program, chose the Wildcats over Arizona, Oklahoma State and the NBA G League.
“Shaedon is as efficient of a scoring guard as I’ve ever seen,”Weaversaid then. “He doesn’t need a bunch of dribbles nor does he need a bunch of shots. He consistently had 25 points a game for us last year on about 13 shots. His ability to create and score with limited space is one of his best attributes. He can rise up over any defender with minimal space. His athleticism puts him on a whole another spectrum because he’s able to finish on anyone. He dunked on a 7 footer this year.
“His upside is very high because he is just hitting his true potential now I truly believe. The sky is truly the limit for Shaedon Sharpe!”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.