Detroit Pistons: The biggest mystery of the 2022 NBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
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Shaedon Sharpe #21 of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons 2022 NBA Draft: Shaedon Sharpe’s strengths and weaknesses


Sharpe is a 6-foot-5, 200 lb. shooting guard who already has an NBA frame.

He is an explosive athlete and shot maker, who can jump out of the gym and make shots from all over the place.

He also has an impressive wingspan, so imagine Hamidou Diallo but as a dynamic scorer and you are pretty close to what scouts think Shaedon Sharpe will be in the NBA.

He pretty much has the total package of what NBA teams want out of shooting guard, and if he had played in college this season, he’d probably be in the discussion for the number one pick.

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Aside from his athletic and scoring ability, his biggest strength might be that teams could potentially get a top of the draft talent at the back end of the lottery, and if the Pistons end up with a second pick (Jerami Grant trade anyone?), he’d be the perfect low risk/high reward choice.


Sharpe’s biggest weaknesses have nothing to do with what he can do on the court. He’s got all of the physical tools for stardom in the NBA, but not getting a chance to see him play against top competition is a problem.

Usually scouts have a good amount of footage to watch and the draft is still a crapshoot, so some team is really going to be sticking their neck out if they end up taking a guy they’ve never seen play in the top five.

That hasn’t worked often in the past, as guys like Thon Maker look great working out against a trainer but not so much against real players.

It would be a stretch for a Detroit Pistons team that needs to add another impact player from this draft. But if they were to get a second pick, and Sharpe was still there, he is a perfect fit on their roster.