- Sharpe averaged 17.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg and 7.7 apg his senior year at Corona Centennial H.S.
- First team Division 2 All CIF selection his senior year (2008). Until 2008, Sharp was a sixth man averaging less than 6.0 ppg.
- During his recruitment in early 2008, rivals.com listed the 6'0" 190 pound guard with having offers from Fresno State, Pepperdine, New Orleans, Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge and Montana State. It looked like Sharpe was going to commit to either Pepperdine or Fresno State last July but after that, I am not sure what happened.
- A self described 6'0" point guard with great hops and athletic ability. More of an uptempo guard that likes to get things moving, something that might be a challenge in Bzdelik's offensive scheme but something most Buff fans welcome.
- Playing for the Compton Magic (traveling team - look at some of the alumni on that page), he received tons of notoriety, in one such case at a tournament in Las Vegas where his offensive skills weren't the only thing on display:
Point guard Shannon Sharpe (Senior, Corona, Calif./Corona Centennial) absolutely changed the game with his defensive effort against aggressive the Celtics' Trae Golden (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern), shutting down Golden's penetration to the hoop.
- The same article offers up these scouting notes on Sharpe from the tournament (they also added three inches to him):
Shannon Sharpe, 6-3, PG
Senior, Corona, Calif./Corona Centennial
Sharpe has very good lateral quickness, long arms and good strength that he uses to control the game on the defensive end. He slides his feet well and rarely comes out of his defensive stance, all while applying outstanding ball pressure. He hustles all over the court and has a nose for the ball. Sharpe has great energy and plays passing lanes for steals well.
- Another article from ESPN on Sharpe's Compton Magic team
- BallisLife.com called Shannon Sharpe their "surprise player of the summer:"
Here is the our surprise player of the summer: Shannon Sharpe. Sharpe who just graduated high school this year, caught our attention at the Pangos All West Camp a week ago by his athletisism and his overall play, especially his hustle and defense. Sharpe has no problem taking it to the hole, matter of fact that's what he likes to do best (we didn't see him shooting much), he has great athletisism and he uses it well to his advantage, he never gives up on a play, plays tremendous D and NEVER complains.
- And if you haven't seen Sharpe's jam fest on our post yesterday, make sure you check that out. These videos are pretty sensational and have definitely been widely spread all over the net.