Updated: Sep 21, 2021
A long expected wait has finally came to its end. For the last month plus, it has been expected that Shaedon Sharpe, the nations No.1 overall player in the class of 2022, would commit to the Cats.
An even longer wait of receiving a commitment from the top player in a class, has also came to an end. The drought went on for seven classes. Skal Labissiere was the last #1 player to choose Kentucky, which was back in 2015.
Shaedon Sharpe is a 6'5 shooting guard out of Glendale, Arizona, and chose the Wildcats over his home state school in Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma State and the G-League.
Kentucky's 2022 class now has two commitments, with the first one coming from five-star Skyy Clark.
This just goes to show one of the main reasons John Calipari brought back Orlando Atingua, and added Chin Coleman to its staff this offseason. After a 9-16 season, it was time to take back control over college basketball, and to become a national recruiting threat once again. They're doing just that. We've seen dividends from the week they were added, and it won't stop until their time here is done. Kentucky now has the No.1 player in the class.
Sharpe told KentuckySportsRadio back in April, that, “All the players that went through (Kentucky), through their program, they made it to the league. I feel like if I go there I could do the same thing.”
Well, come on down then. Lets do this.