Shaedon Sharpe, a 6’4 Shooting Guard from Canada, is the latest player from the 2022 class to receive an offer from Kentucky.
The Ontario native has a 45 inch vertical and is yet another athletic perimeter player that Coach Cal wants in the blue and white.
24/7 Sports has Sharpe listed as the 42nd best player in the class, but expect that ranking to move up as his recruitment continues. 24/7 also named him as one of the ten fastest rising stars in the 2022 class:
“Sharpe currently holds five high majors and that number is likely to double in the near future. Sharpe is a great athlete who has the ability to switch momentum in a game quickly with his highlight reel dunks. Sharpe also has a good frame and excels in the pick and roll. He appears to be the latest in a growing line of Canadian players with big-time potential.”
In an interview with Jason Jordan from SI
, Sharpe described what kind of player he can be in 2022.
“I feel like I’m a top 10 player in the 2022 class in America,” Sharpe said. “I think eventually that will happen, so I don’t worry about it. I’m more motivated by not being there right now than anything. It just means there’s more work to do, and that was always the plan anyway.”
Jordan also described him as the prototypical Calipari guard, saying Sharpe can get to the rim with ease due to his insane athleticism. However, Jordan did say that Sharpe can extend a defense out to the perimeter with his jump shot, and he is pretty accurate from the mid-range.
Despite being from Canada, Sharpe has spent plenty of playing days in the States.
Last season Sharpe played at Sunrise Christian in Kansas where he averaged only six points per game, but he has since transferred to Dream City Christian in Arizona where he is enjoying a 25, 6, and 5 season as a Junior.
Sharpe is only 17 years old, but some rumors are swirling that he may reclassify to 2021.
If Kentucky can land Sharpe he would be the second commit in the 2022 class along with Skyy Clark.
However, it’s worth noting there has been some murmuring that Clark would also reclassify to 2021. If Kentucky were to lock up Sharpe and both were to reclassify Kentucky would likely be looking at Askew, Sharpe, Clark, Nolan Hickman, and Dontaie Allen as their guard options in ’21 if everything holds.
Earlier in the week, Sharpe had offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Creighton, Oregon, and Xavier. In the last 72 hours, he has picked up offers from Kentucky and Kansas. Definitely, a name to keep an eye on.