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5-star shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe has Arizona in his Top 5, but Kentucky is the favorite

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Five-star shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe has cut his list of finalists in half and the Arizona Wildcats have made the cut.

Sharpe told ZagsBlog.com that he will choose between Kentucky, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma State and the NBA G League Ignite. A decision is expected to come by late August.

Kentucky appears to be the overwhelming favorite to land Sharpe, as all seven Crystal Ball predictions have him heading to Lexington.

“They really develop their players and get their players to the next level,” Sharpe told ZagsBlog. “They’re instrumental in getting their players to the NBA.”

Sharpe’s evaluation of Arizona was the same. The 6-4 swingman unofficially visited the UA in June. Sharpe is originally from Ontario, Canada but he attends Dream City Christian in Glendale. 247Sports composite rankings peg him as the No. 6 player in the 2022 class and No. 1 player in Arizona.

“With a slick ball-handling skills, agile first step and cat-like leaping ability, Sharpe could be Dream City Christian’s most integral perimeter player for isolation plays, scoring in transition and dangerous to its opponent’s passing lanes,” wrote azcentral’s Dana Scott.

Sharpe also has international experience, playing for Team Canada in the 2019 FIBA U16 Americas Championship. He averaged 13 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.