The Trail Blazers turned some heads by taking Shaedon Sharpe with the No.7 pick last NBA Draft, it was a bet on his athleticism (a bet that has paid off so far, he is averaging 7.9 points per game and showing promise).
That athleticism will be on display All-Star weekend as Shape has agreed to participate in the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Dunk Contest, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Portland Trail Blazers' sensational rookie Shaedon Sharpe has committed to participate in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. A tremendous athlete, Sharpe is averaging 7.9 points and 19.7 minutes per night.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 6, 2023
Fans in Salt Lake City — and watching/streaming around the globe — are in for a show.
Shaedon Sharpe has committed to the 2023 NBA Dunk Contest.
Here is a glimpse of what fans are in store for 🔥🤯(via: @UsherNBA) pic.twitter.com/d7oKFReSbM
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 6, 2023
The Dunk Contest is part of the All-Star Saturday night festivities — along with the Skills Challenge and the 3-Point Contest — during All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City this year. The weekend activities start on Feb. 17, with the Dunk Contest on the 18th and the actual All-Star Game on Feb. 19 (fan voting for the All-Star Game is still open).