NBA Draft stock is down for a UNC basketball standout, who may have to wait until the second round to hear his name called.
North Carolina freshman center Day’Ron Sharpe declared himself for the NBA Draft just days after the Tar Heels season ended at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers in the round of 16 of the tournament. the NCAA.
Sharpe’s draft stock has gone up and down throughout his freshman campaign at Chapel Hill; the highs due to his huge size and advantages, and the lows due to his raw offensive skills and inconsistency.
The 6-foot-11, 265-pound tall man from Greenville, NC averaged 9.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his only college season. He shot nearly 52% from the ground and established himself as one of the deadliest offensive rebounders in the country.
Despite this, Sharpe’s stock for the upcoming NBA Draft has plummeted in recent weeks, with most bogus projects putting him in the lower rung of the first round. In some cases it is even considered a first round second selection.
In Rookie Wire 2021 NBA Mock Draft Consensus 3.0 – which bundles a number of fake drafts from outlets like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and Bleacher Report – Sharpe is the projected No.29 pick. Sharpe’s average draft position right now is 27.4, with his most favorable draft position being No.21. Two false drafts currently rank him out of the first round of the draft.
It’s unclear what might happen to Sharpe’s draft in the coming months, especially with practices and pre-draft camps ahead of the July 29 event. With a strong performance leading up to the draft, Sharpe could see his stock improve significantly. Poor performance, on the other hand, could cause it to go in the opposite direction.
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