Shaedon Sharpe | NBA Draft Prospect Profile

Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek shares her evaluation of Kentucky Wildcats G Shaedon Sharpe.

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KRYSTEN PEEK: Shaedon Sharpe didn't play a single game at Kentucky this past season and is still a projected top-10 pick. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was the number-one player coming out of high school and [? enrolled ?] early at Kentucky. He was eligible to play second semester. But head coach John Calipari and Sharpe's family thought it would be best to sit the entire second half of the season.

Sharpe is incredibly talented and one of the most exciting players in transition. He loves to play above the rim and has a decent outside jumper as well. Sharpe averaged 21.4 points, six rebounds, and three assists in his final high-school season. And last summer, Sharpe dominated Nike's EYBL, averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per outing.

He'll be a "high risk, high reward" type player in the draft. And teams toward the top might feel like they haven't seen enough of him against tougher competition to gamble and take him as high as fourth overall. Regardless, he's the most intriguing player in this draft, with one NBA scout calling him a better-shooting Anthony Edwards. Kentucky fans were disappointed he never played a game in Lexington. But he'll undoubtedly be a player to watch in this draft class next season.

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