After reports came out Thursday morning that Shaedon Sharpe would enter his name into the NBA Draft and not return to Kentucky, he has put out a statement saying otherwise, that he will enter his name but will remain eligible to return.
“These last four months at Kentucky have been nothing short of amazing,” Sharpe said. “To have Coach Cal and the rest of the coaching staff, my teammates/brothers, and the Big Blue Nation welcome me into the family has been a true blessing.
“My path to this point wasn’t a straight road of successes but my passion for this game and my dream to play at the highest level has allowed me to overcome challenges and disappointments and has shaped me into who I am today.
“In all honesty, nothing could truly prepare me for the decisions I’ve had to make along the way, but God has placed special people in my life to help guide, support and instill confidence in me to help prepare for these moments. Through discussions with Coach Cal, my parents, my mentor, and long consideration and prayer I’ve decided to enter to my name in the NBA draft while maintaining my college eligibility.
“I’m not sure what my future holds beyond today, but I do know that I have to take this next step to officially go through the process to test the waters and receive feedback. I pray you all will understand this is not a decision I’ve taking lightly.
“I’d like to thank God for his many blessings and for always guiding my path,” Sharpe said. “To Coach Cal and the rest of the coaching staff, thank you for your guidance and support both on and off the court. To my family and friends, your unconditional love has seen me through the ups and downs and to BBN I will be eternally grateful for your patience and understanding while I go through this process.”
With that being the case, that's good news because it shows there is still a chance he plays for Kentucky next season. Only time will tell, but players have until June 1st to withdraw from the draft and return to school. Start the countdown.