Prep star Sharpe contemplating G League, 4 faculties

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Shaedon Sharpe, the No. 6 prospect within the ESPN class of 2022, says he is narrowed his listing of choices to 5: the G League Ignite, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State.

Sharpe made a robust case for consideration as the perfect long-term prospect in highschool basketball with an impressive spring and summer time, showcasing his various shot-making skill and explosive athleticism, particularly with Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren saying they’ve elected to maneuver as much as the category of 2021.

Virtually an entire unknown a year ago, both unranked or on the fringes of the top-100 of most recruiting providers, the Canadian-born Sharpe averaged 22.6 factors, 5.8 rebounds and a pair of.7 assists in 28 minutes over 12 video games on the EYBL, main the occasion in factors scored and ending prime 5 in 3-pointers made. All the time famous for his NBA prototype body and spotlight reel-caliber dunks and blocks, Sharpe ramped up his aggressiveness considerably the previous few months, whereas exhibiting vital enchancment as a passer, creator and shooter within the half-court.

“I’ve at all times been a man that may get a bucket,” Sharpe mentioned. “The distinction is that my Uplay Canada staff put me in place to make performs and actually present out within the EYBL. It is actually simply been a matter of getting within the health club, engaged on my craft, and benefiting from alternatives.”

Sharpe says he’ll return to Dream Metropolis Christian in Glendale, Arizona, for his senior 12 months of highschool subsequent week. Over the subsequent month, he’ll take official visits to Kansas (on the finish of August), Arizona and Oklahoma State (Sept. 10, and can then determine on the place to signal shortly after, with the assistance of his mother and father and the director of Uplay Canada, Dwayne Washington.

“I am 100% open to all choices proper now. I need to see what all of them have to supply. I have to study extra in regards to the G League by way of what their provide is and which different gamers can be on the staff to determine whether or not that is one thing I need to do. Individuals have been penciling me in with Kentucky, and I am actually unsure the place that is coming from. Perhaps it is as a result of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went there from Uplay and was one and carried out. It is true they have been the one official go to I’ve taken up to now, as a result of all the opposite faculties requested to attend till college students have been again on campus and soccer video games have been being performed. Nobody actually is aware of something about my state of affairs in addition to my household and Dwayne.”

Sharpe mentioned he rejected a two-year “seven determine” provide from the Additional time Elite League, as a result of uncertainty across the new enterprise. He mentioned NIL is not going to play a significant function in his resolution for the place to play in 2022, for the reason that vary of economic alternative will seemingly be comparable in all of the choices he is presently contemplating, and he is extra involved with discovering a spot that may greatest put together him for the NBA.

“Who’s going to assist me change into the perfect model of myself long-term? There have been solely so many colleges that had a well-thought out plan for me,” Sharpe mentioned. “I am attempting to change into a extra full, two-way participant. Enhancing my ball-handling and skill to make pullup 3s from even deeper; that may take me to the subsequent degree. I can actually work on the whole lot to change into a Bradley Beal, do-it-all-type combo guard. That is my objective.”

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