Kentucky’s Shaedon Sharpe eligible to enter 2022 NBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats sign Shaedon Sharpe, the No. 1 rookie in the high school class of 2022, would be eligible to enter the 2022 NBA draft, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.

Sharpe announced in September his commitment to Kentucky ahead of his senior season at Dream City Christian in Glendale, Arizona. Instead of playing his senior year, he opted to graduate from high school before the season after earning the necessary credits to do so.

Given that Sharpe turns 19 in May and will be pulled one NBA season away from graduating from high school, he will be able to declare himself as an early entry candidate in the next draft. However, he has yet to formalize those plans.

Sharpe opted to enroll at Kentucky this month and trained with the team. He has yet to play but has been seen on the bench for the Wildcats in games. The team could choose to use him as soon as the Wildcats prepare for the second half of the season.

The Ontario-born five-star prospect averaged 21.4 points, six rebounds and three assists last season. He helped Canada win silver at the FIBA ​​U16 Americas Championship 2019, averaging 13 points per game.

With Sharpe eligible to be drafted this season, the 6-foot-6 guard could become a top-five pick if he chooses to drop out of school. He’s an athletic player who can score from anywhere and is active in defense, traits that translate well to the next level.

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