In a 7 days, Shaedon Sharpe will be the hottest participant to hear his identify referred to as in the NBA draft with out taking part in post-superior-school basketball. Sharpe, a 19-yr-previous who is a year past his substantial faculty graduation day, is qualified for the draft in spite of originally enrolling to be a fifth-12 months senior at Desire Metropolis Christian (Glendale, Ariz.) prior to reclassifying and enrolling early at Kentucky, where by he attended but did not participate in basketball this year.
The former No. 1 participant in the course of 2022, Sharpe is projected to be a lottery decide on in the 2022 draft.
In accordance to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, Sharpe’s camp would like the guard to be drafted to a staff that can “take a extended-expression watch in steering him to an useful advancement predicament in which he can optimize his significant likely and come to be an All-Star.”
Sharpe appears probable to go in the 6-12 variety, which, in get, is the Indiana Pacers, Portland Path Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
Givony explained the Thunder are “at the major of their checklist.” OKC is obtaining a pay a visit to from the guard and has “studied him a lot more carefully than any workforce in the NBA,” according to the ESPN reporter.
The Thunder won’t consider him at No. 2, but they have the means to transfer up from their No. 12 pick to safe him if they believe he can dwell up to his probable. Loaded with foreseeable future draft picks and tradable contracts, basic manager Sam Presti could satisfy the noted wishes of Sharpe’s camp.
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