Shaedon Sharpe reflects on decision to not play at Kentucky, looks ahead to NBA
Shaedon Sharpe, the blue-chip recruit who was on Kentucky’s roster this past season but did not play, is working out for NBA teams and reflecting on his college decision.
Sharpe was asked about the decision to not play for Kentucky, if there are any regrets, and who he talked to, including coach John Calipari.
“Like I said before, everything happens for a reason. So I really don’t regret (not) playing. I’m working out for NBA teams now. So I guess I did something right,” Sharpe said, per Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader. “I did talk to Cal about it, my coach, trainer, even my parents. But, at the end of the day, it was my decision to not play.”
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 for months there’s been speculation and discussion about him playing at all in Lexington, even though he was on the team by midseason.
Sharpe is from Glendale, Arizona (Dream City Christian) and is a 6-foot-5 and 185-pound shooting guard. He committed to Kentucky after he received a reported 15 offers.
Sharpe is ranked as ESPN’s No. 7 draft prospect, and is also an intriguing prospect since he measured just shy of a 7-foot wingspan at the NBA draft combine.