Canadian Shaedon Sharpe goes seventh overall to Trail Blazers in NBA Draft


The Portland Trail Blazers have selected Canadian Shaedon Sharpe seventh overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

The six-foot-five swingman from London, Ont., was considered the draft’s mystery man, having not played competitive basketball in more than a year.

Sharpe registered at Kentucky for the second semester of the 2021-22 year, but did not play.

He was the No. 1 high school player in his class after putting up 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 12 EYBL club games.

Sharpe also has national team experience, helping Canada win silver at the 2019 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship.

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