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WKU Basketball: Sharp Staying on the Hill
Hilltopper big man Jamarion Sharp has announced he's withdrawing his name from the transfer portal and will once again dawn the red and white in 2022/23.
Western Kentucky big Jamarion Sharp has announced he is returning to the Hill after testing the waters via the transfer portal.
Sharp, who announced his intentions to return to WKU on Instagram Monday morning, entered the transfer portal on April 29.
“After talking to several schools and visiting another school, I realized again where my heart really was, here at WKU,” Sharp wrote in his post. “I really appreciate everyone who took the time out of their schedule to talk to me. Everything that i need is is right here at Western Kentucky, Lastly, to all of our fans - THANK YOU for all of your support you’ve given me, and I can’t wait to see you all back in a sold out Diddle Arena this fall. I am BACK!!”
His announcement comes two days after a report from Zagsblog’s Adam Zagoria that Sharp was “expected to land” at Mizzou.
Mizzou was a popular destination for Sharp if he did leave the Hill, as the Tigers brought on Kyle Smithpeters, Sharp’s head coach at John A. Logan Community College.
In what is arguably the most pivotal offseason of Rick Stansbury’s tenure as head coach of the Hilltoppers, Sharp electing to stay is the latest of a long line of major moves that are setting up what should be a really good WKU team for 2022/23: Landing Dontaie Allen from Kentucky, keeping Dayvion McKnight out of the transfer portal, adding Indiana transfer and former five-star recruit Khristian Lander and, now, keeping the nation’s leading shot-blocker and the tallest player in the country in Southcentral Kentucky.
Sharp averaged 8.2 points, 7.6 boards and 4.6 blocks last season.