WKU Transfer Jamarion Sharp, nation’s tallest player at 7’5″, pledges to Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. — More big news for Ole Miss men’s basketball and head coach Chris Beard has emerged Thursday morning as Jamarion Sharp, the 7-foot-5, 235-pound transfer from Western Kentucky has committed to play for the Rebels.
After taking time and thinking, I have considered to play my last year at Ole Miss #gorebels pic.twitter.com/uJoIqLifyX
— Jamarion (@Jaammaarion) April 27, 2023
As we reported recently in our 2023 Basketball Portal Tracker, the 7-foot-5 center, the nation’s tallest payer, had been seen around Oxford on a visit to Ole Miss. Photos circulated of the visit and reports later confirmed it. Apparently, Sharp liked what he saw.
A two-time CUSA Defensive player of the year, Sharp led the NCAA in blocks the past two seasons. He averaged 7.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game last year for the Hilltoppers and started in all 32 games.
7'5" Jamarion Sharp, the tallest player in D-I basketball, really did all of this in just SECONDS 😳 pic.twitter.com/VxVtVRHQo1
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2022
His 72.6 two point FG% was also second in the NCAA this past this season.
Sharp had reportedly considered Florida, Florida State, Memphis and Arkansas. But prior to the visit to Oxford, there had been some predictions for Ole Miss to land Sharp, and it looks as if Beard, indeed, got his man.
JAMARION SHARP POSTER 😱
— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) January 17, 2023
All that being said it is worth noting that Sharp’s former head coach at WKU, Rick Stansbury, was announced as a newly-hired assistant coach at Memphis just minutes after Sharp’s commitment.
Sharp joins guard Brandon Murray (LSU and Georgetown) and guard Austin Nunez (Arizona State) as Chris Beard’s first transfers to Ole Miss.
We’ll have a complete breakdown coming soon on this huge transfer to the ‘Sip!
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.