By ADAM ZAGORIA
Shaedon Sharpe, who was the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2022 according to ESPN.com before he enrolled mid-year at Kentucky, practiced with the No. 18 Wildcats ahead of Saturday’s game with No. 22 Tennessee.
Coach John Calipari encouraged fans who wanted to see the 6-foot-4 guard to come out early during warmups.
John Calipari says fans need to get to Rupp Arena early if you want to see Shaedon Sharpe working out on the court. pic.twitter.com/YcZOhIuQyK
— Cats Coverage (@CatsCoverage_) January 14, 2022
Calipari said Sharpe would have to get accustomed to the speed and aggressiveness of the college game before he puts him into a game.
Here is your complete Shaedon Sharpe update from John Calipari today.
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 14, 2022
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,” Dream City Chistian coach Kyle Weaver, said when he committed. “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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