Could the Kentucky Wildcats go to the JUCO ranks to find a center for the 2021 class? A Bluegrass state native might make sense for UK to do just that.
Seven-foot-two-inch center Jamarion Sharp is ranked as the top JUCO center in the 2021 class by 247 Sports and has ties to the Bluegrass state.
Sharp is a native of Hopkinsville (KY) and attended Hopkinsville High School. He wound up signing with John Logan College in Carterville, Illinois, where he played alongside Louisville Cardinals signee Jay Scrubb.
Sharp earned all-conference honors as a freshman at John Logan as he averaged 5.5 points per game as he converted on 64.1% of his field goals while also averaging five rebounds.
The big-man already has a handful of offers, including from the Arizona Wildcats, Cincinnati Bearcats and Oregon Ducks and also has gained interest from both West Virginia and Louisville.
Dalton Pence of CardinalSportsZone.com reports Louisville is “ turning up the heat” on Sharp but has not mentioned where in the process they stand in their pursuit.
With his recruitment still in the very early stages, there’s plenty of time for the Wildcats to get involved.
Hearing that Louisville is turning up the heat on 7-foot-2 center Jamarion Sharp. The top JUCO player in the country formerly played in HS for Hopkinsville (KY) and at John Logan with Jay Scrubb pic.twitter.com/VMVuzljkrf— Dalton Pence (@dpence_) August 16, 2020
UK has not signed a JUCO player since Mychal Mulder in 2015, but a 7-foot-2 center from the Bluegrass State may make too much sense to pass on, especially after Kentucky missed on Paolo Banchero.
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