Kentucky winger Shaedon Sharpe announced on April 21 that he will be entering the 2022 NBA draft.
Sharpe, a consensus five-star prospect fresh out of high school in the class of 2022, arrived at the UK campus in January but has never played in any games. He trained, trained and traveled with the team.
“Through discussions with Coach Cal, my parents, my mentor, and much thought and prayer, I have decided to enter my name in the NBA draft while maintaining my college eligibility,” said Sharpe said in a statement. “I don’t know what my future holds for me beyond today, but I know I need to take this next step to officially go through the process to test the waters and receive feedback. I pray that you please understand that this is not a decision that I took lightly.
Most think Sharpe is a potential NBA lottery pick.
Kentucky coach John Calipari said the program “will support this decision to explore all options and make the best decision for his future based on all the information he can receive.”
“Shaedon and his family have told me that he intends to put his name in the draft while maintaining his eligibility, and they have my full support in testing the process as all players do,” Calipari said. . “Shaedon was a great teammate and handled everything that comes with being a student-athlete the way it should be.”