Shaedon Sharpe discusses 'hard' decision to not play for Kentucky, declare for 2022 NBA Draft
Shaedon Sharpe will learn his NBA destination on Thursday during the 2022 NBA Draft.
The country’s No. 3 player in the class of 2022 ended up making the call for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats. But he never played, despite graduating early and enrolling with the program in January.
Sharpe is thought to be a lottery pick during this year’s draft, and on Tuesday, he worked out with the Indiana Pacers, who have the No. 6 selection.
“Being a basketball player, it (was) hard not to play,” Sharpe said following the workout. “It was hard, but my whole mindset is (to) just get in the gym and get ready for whatever’s to come.”
Sharpe was then asked why he ended up not playing for the Wildcats.
“(I was) just getting ready for next season,” he responded.
It will be interesting to see where Sharpe is taken, considering the fact that he hasn’t played competitively in some time. In 2 days’ time, though, the speculation will end once and for all as he’ll become part of the professional ranks.
— Mitch Brown FOX 56 (@MitchBTV_) June 21, 2022