Jamarion Sharp

Updated on 4/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-5
Weight: 230
College: Western Kentucky
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 8/26/2001

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate rebounder
Adequate defender
Gifted shot blocker
Above average athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Must improve his face-up game
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Not an elite rebounder
His effort on defense can be lagging at times
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Jamarion Sharp is a very tall, mobile center that is one of the best shot blockers in college basketball.  He is one of the tallest draft prospects, and he could project to be a rim protector in the NBA.  On the other hand, he still has a ways to go offensively, as he rarely ever shoots the basketball, and he doesn’t often pick up assists. 

Despite being one of the best shot blockers in college basketball, he doesn’t always seem to give enough effort defensively, as there are times where he won’t always run hard back on defense, can lose track of his man, and he will tend to give up open jumpers.  Still, Jamarion Sharp’s tremendous size and shot blocking skills combined with having above average athletic gifts could make him an intriguing option for NBA teams to consider in the second round in the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
YouTube’s Highlights of the 11/19/21 Western Kentucky-Memphis Game via Matthew Loves Ball

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