Shaedon Sharpe, the blue-chip recruit who was on Kentucky’s roster this past season, is still weighing his decision to stay in the NBA Draft, or return to Lexington.

Sharpe was one of the top players in the 2021 recruiting class after he reclassified from the 2022 class and went to Kentucky early. But last season, he didn’t play a single minute for the Wildcats, and caused some to wonder if he would return for next season.

Sharpe spoke with Shams Charania of Stadium and reflected on the decision. Sharpe said he needs to continue to hear positive feedback from NBA teams as the June 1 deadline approaches. Sharpe is in the group of underclassmen, and seniors who are eligible to play for more one season, who want to retain their NCAA eligibility who have to decide whether to withdraw their names from the draft pool by June 1.

Being one of the mysteries of the draft, Sharpe said, “it makes me feel different, for real, for real,” but all he worries about is getting in the gym and improving.

“I’m going for the No. 1 spot … It’s really all about competing against yourself, even if you’re at the top. I feel like you should have a chip on your shoulder at all times. Getting info back from teams that I want to hear, that really convinced me and pushed me to stay in the Draft and declare,” he said.