The Washington Wizards have the 10th-best lottery odds for the 2022 NBA Draft. Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects who could fall around where the Wizards will select….
2022 NBA Draft Wizards Prospect Profile: Shaedon Sharpe
Position: Shooting guard
Age: 18 (turns 19 May 30)
2021/22 stats: N/A
Player comparison: Vince Carter, Andrew Wiggins
Projections: NBC Sports Washington 6th, Sports Illustrated 6th, Ringer 4th, Athletic N/A, ESPN 6th, NBADraft.net 12th, Bleacher Report 7th
5 things to know:
-Sharpe was one of the highest-ranked recruits in his high school class and committed to the University of Kentucky, but never played in a single game after reclassifying and then becoming eligible for the draft. There aren’t even a ton of stats from his high school days readily available online. NBA teams are going to need to see him up close in predraft workouts to get an accurate read on what he can be at the next level.
-Based purely on potential, Sharpe is a very intriguing prospect. He’s got ideal size for a two-guard and elite athleticism. He’s a very mobile athlete and can play above the rim. He reportedly had a 49-inch vertical leap recorded, though it wasn’t at an official event. Whether his vertical is indeed that special (it would have set an NBA record), his leaping ability definitely stands out on the court. He regularly throws down high-flying dunks with…