No. 1 overall prospect Shaedon Sharpe will be arriving in Kentucky earlier than expected -- but he still won't play for the Wildcats until next season.
Sharpe plans to graduate from high school early and enroll at Kentucky after the fall semester. He will work out and practice with the Wildcats, but won't play in games and will take a redshirt year. He plans to suit up for games during the 2022-23 season.
It's not an unfamiliar path for John Calipari's program, as Hamidou Diallo enrolled at Kentucky in January 2017 before sitting out the rest of the season and playing in 2017-18.