Shaedon Sharpe Has Arrived: 'He's Must-See TV'
The rookie dazzled in his first career start as the Trail Blazers beat the Rockets.
Shaedon Sharpe got the news at the Trail Blazers' shootaround on Friday morning that he'd be getting his first career start. He reacted the way he reacts to most things: not at all.
"I don't really show emotion, so I didn't really react," he said at his locker after the Blazers' win over the Houston Rockets, which saw him score 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 29 minutes.
That's been a constant with Sharpe. Beyond the superlatives about his athleticism, which used to be the stuff of legends back when nobody had seen him but is now out to the world, the one thing everybody agrees on when you ask them about him is that he doesn't talk much.
"He's a cool kid," Rockets guard TyTy Washington, a teammate of Sharpe's at Kentucky last season, told me before the game. "He doesn't say too much. He's laid back, just goes with the flow. Kind of like a mystery. You never know what you're going to expect from Shaedon when he's around the guys. Some days he's loud, some days he's quiet."
Even Chauncey Billups had to work to get him out of his shell early on.