Shaedon Sharpe, formerly ESPN's No. 1 prospect in the 2022 high school class, can apply for the 2022 NBA draft as an early-entry candidate, a source told ESPN on Thursday.
Sharpe started the current school year at Dream City Christian in Phoenix, but he had sufficient credits to graduate high school prior to the start of the NBA season in October. He committed to the Kentucky Wildcats in September and then decided to arrive in Lexington early and enroll at the beginning of January.
He is currently practicing with the Wildcats and is eligible to play, but he has not yet participated in any games, something that may change in the coming weeks depending on the inclination of the coaching staff, led by John Calipari.