In a week, Shaedon Sharpe will be the most current player to hear his name identified as in the NBA draft with no taking part in publish-significant-college basketball. Sharpe, a 19-calendar year-old who is a 12 months previous his significant faculty graduation day, is qualified for the draft despite at first enrolling to be a fifth-calendar year senior at Desire Town Christian (Glendale, Ariz.) right before reclassifying and enrolling early at Kentucky, in which he attended but did not engage in basketball this season.
The former No. 1 participant in the class of 2022, Sharpe is projected to be a lottery decide in the 2022 draft.
According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, Sharpe’s camp wants the guard to be drafted to a group that can “take a extended-phrase view in steering him to an useful development predicament in which he can improve his significant possible and become an All-Star.”
Sharpe looks probably to go in the 6-12 range, which, in purchase, is the Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Givony explained the Thunder are “at the top rated of their list.” OKC is receiving a stop by from the guard and has “studied him more intently than any workforce in the NBA,” according to the ESPN reporter.
The Thunder will not take him at No. 2, but they have the implies to move up from their No. 12 select to secure him if they think he can reside up to his likely. Loaded with long run draft picks and tradable contracts, common manager Sam Presti could fulfill the noted needs of Sharpe’s camp.