Ahead of Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, Shaedon Sharpe turned the heads of many during Monday’s Pro Day in Chicago.
Sharpe performed well in front of “quite a few decision-makers” as ESPN’s Jonathan Givony put it. Notably, one NBA Director of Scouting said, “He was terrific! Helped himself,” and called Sharpe a top-10 pick “for sure”.
Based on this short video from Sharpe’s Pro Day, he definitely passes the eye test.
Shaedon Sharpe put on a show for NBA teams at his Pro Day in Chicago today, showing his shot-making prowess and explosiveness in front of quite a few decision makers. pic.twitter.com/tN5iLoZ3Pj— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 17, 2022
While it is still technically a possibility that Sharpe could return to Kentucky, it is all but a foregone conclusion that the former No. 1 recruit will stay remain in the NBA Draft. Sharpe is already projected as a top-10 pick, and could very well push himself into the top five.
With that said, following his poorly handled situation at Kentucky, and the fact that Sharpe hasn’t played a meaningful basketball game since July 2021’s Nike Peach Jam, there are questions surrounding the 6-foot-6 prospect. However, the tools and ability to potentially become a very high-level NBA player are there without question.
While it is unfortunate that the Big Blue Nation will most likely never get to see Sharpe play, and just another ‘what-if’ for the Kentucky Wildcats, the Canadian basketball star is just over a month from making his NBA dreams become a reality.