The nations No.1 overall recruit in the class of 2022 by On3Sports.com, Shaedon Sharpe, has cut his list of where he wants to play basketball after High School to just five. Four schools, and the NBA's G-League.
The five-star shooting guard plans to take his talents to either Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Kansas or the G-League. Kentucky appears to be favorite this far in the race, with many of college basketballs 'insiders' posting online that they think he'll end up at Kentucky in the end.
Sharpe averaged 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 28 minutes over 12 games at the EYBL, leading the event in points scored and finishing in the top five in 3-pointers made.
In an interview with ESPN, Sharpe said that the NIL news won't have an effect on his recruitment, since he reportedly has already turned down at seven figure offer from the
The 6'4 star says he still plans to take visits to three of his final five options, Kansas, Arizona and Oklahoma State. Kansas coming towards the end of August, and Arizona & Oklahoma State both on September 10th.
Kentucky is the only school he's officially visited so far, but still remains firm that he's "100% open to all options." "I want to see what all of them have to offer. I need to learn more about the G-League in terms of what their offer is and which other players will be on the team to decide whether that's something I want to do."
"People have been penciling me in with Kentucky, and I'm honestly not sure where that's coming from," said Sharpe. While many people online believe that's just talk and that he is essentially a lock to Kentucky, I guess time will be the only real teller.
A commitment is expected in mid-September.