Sharp Announces Return to WKU Hilltopper Basketball

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Hilltopper Basketball center Jamarion Sharp announced his return to WKU for his senior season on Monday morning after withdrawing his name from the transfer portal.

“After talking to several schools and visiting another school, I realized again where my heart really was, here at WKU,” said Sharp. “I really appreciate everyone who took the time out of their schedule to talk to me. Everything that I need 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!!”

In 2021-22, Sharp led the country in blocks at 4.62 per game. He started in 28 of the Hilltoppers’ 32 games and played an average of 28 minutes with 7.6 boards and 8.2 points per contest. Sharp shattered WKU’s previous blocks in a single season record with 148 total on the season while shooting 72.6% from the field.

The Hopkinsville, Ky., native was selected as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. Sharp was also one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Men’s National Defensive Player of the Year and one of 30 finalists for the Lefty Driesell Award.