Blazers Training Camp Day 4: The Shaedon Sharpe Update
The Blazers' No. 7 overall pick has impressed in the first week of training camp.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — On Monday, the world will finally—finally—get to see Shaedon Sharpe for the first time.
It never happened in his freshman season at Kentucky, where he opted to sit out when he got feedback he was being projected as a lottery pick. It didn't happen at Summer League in Las Vegas, when he suffered a shoulder injury five minutes into the Trail Blazers' first game after being the No. 7 overall pick in June's draft.
Behind the scenes, the debut of Sharpe has been happening this week in Santa Barbara, and his teammates and are universally saying three things about him. One is what we knew from the pre-draft scouting reports: his physical talents put him in rare air, even among NBA players. Two, he picks things up quickly. And three, he's still in the process of coming out of his shell.