Tampa, FL – The University of Houston will be the next stop for 4 star Emanuel Sharp. He shared his decision with BAH and thoughts of being a part of Coach Kelvin Sampson program.
The 60th ranked shooting guard by ESPN picked the Cougars over such programs like Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Florida & others. “Sharp said, He just checks off all the boxes for me, he’s an experienced coach, so he knows what he’s doing. He believes in me as a player, and he is driving the program in the right direction.” Sharp‘s road to making his commitment was interesting to us because we thought he was on his way to be a stretch four player when we laid our eyes on him at the CP3 Middle School Combine his 7th grade year. However things changed for sharp has he grew in skill and development.
His father Derick Sharp; has proven to be a solid player developer, we witnessed a young Sharp change his game, get stronger and become a lethal scorer. “Playing for my dad has helped me a lot, because he’s guided me all through highschool and sculpted me to be the player that I am today. Playing a big role on both Bishop and E1T1 has improved me so much over the years, especially on the EYBL competing against the top players in the country.” said Sharp.
The Cougars who lost a bunch of talent last year to the Pros gets a committed Sharp who brings his high level scoring attitude. He lead Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (FL) in scoring with 24.7 points per game this past season plus winning the 3A state player of the year for the second time, he has really stamped himself. Sharp says, “I know that Houston is a great program, and know that I’ll be able to come in, improve a lot, and contribute to the team as best as I can. I will bring a lot to the table, with my scoring ability, and my knack for making my teammates better.”
Sharp has been a staple in the Tampa youth basketball community and we (BAH) we’re grateful to cover him at our events and other top nation platforms. “Some advice I would give an upcoming player in Tampa is be confident. confidence has been the engine of my whole game, and it’s brought me a long way.”