LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Kentucky men’s basketball program became the face of the “one-and-done” era in college basketball, but the most recent example has even stunned those in Lexington.

Shaedon Sharpe, an early enrollee who joined Kentucky in January but did not see the court this past season, said on Friday he is “all-in” on the NBA Draft. He plans to enter the NBA without playing a single game for the Wildcats in his one-half-season.

Sharpe declared for the draft last month but kept his eligibility if he decided to change his mind and return to Kentucky, which was the original plan when he enrolled at the school, according to head coach John Calipari.

He was the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2022 and originally was planning to play next season, but plans changed when he early-enrolled and his draft stock began to rise. A number of mock drafts have the Ontario, Canada-native getting selected in the top 10 and even the top five.

“Just getting the info back from teams that I want to hear I feel like that really convinced me and pushed me to stay in the draft and declare,” Sharpe said in an interview with Shams Charania of Stadium.

The 2022 NBA draft is Thursday, June 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Former Kentucky guard TyTy Washington Jr. is also expected to be selected in the first round.