Here we find out more about Shaedon Sharpe’s parents ahead of the NBA Draft and address the rumor Shaedon is related to Shannon Sharpe.
The NBA Draft takes place tonight (23 June) with the best college athletes and overseas players hoping to make their dreams come true.
The Orlando Magic have the No.1 overall pick, followed by Oklahoma City, Houston, Sacramento, and Detroit rounding out the top five.
Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith and Jaden Ivey are all favorites for the top few picks, but as ever there are a few dark horses.
Shaedon Sharpe is certainly one of those – let’s find out more about him here.
No, Shaedon Sharpe is not related to Shannon Sharpe
Given they share a surname there has been a lot of speculation Shaedon Sharpe is related to Shannon Sharpe. However, Shaedon and Shannon Sharpe are not related in the slightest.
Shannon Sharpe is an American sports analyst and former American football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. He is known now as the co-host of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 with Skip Bayless.
Shannon Sharpe has two daughters, Kayla and Kaley, and a son Kiari.
Shaedon Sharpe’s parents are Rob Sharpe and Julia Bell
The talented young baller was born on 30 May 2003 in London, Ontario. Shaedon Sharpe’s parents are Rob Sharpe and Julia Bell and they are supporting him as he enters the 2022 NBA Draft.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, Sharpe’s parents and around a dozen of his family members will be with him in New York this week for the NBA Draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
“It’s a different world out here,” Rob Sharpe told the paper. “Every time you come here, it’s really an eye-opener. There are hundreds of people in the streets and people filming and you’re like, ‘What’s going on?’ I thought I would feel nervous but I’m just so excited and happy for him.
“Maybe on draft night it will be a different story but, for now, we’re just so blessed and grateful for this opportunity.”
Rob is reportedly a fan of baseball but initially Shaedon showed a passion for football. He eventually wound up playing basketball, transferring to Dream City Christian School in Glendale, Arizona, where he made a name for himself.
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