Bishop McLaughlin’s Emanuel Sharp, the Class 3A player of the year, will be out for nearly four months after dislocating his ankle and breaking his fibula during an open practice session according to his father, Derrick Sharp.
The younger Sharp, who committed to Houston last week, had surgery two weeks ago and will have his cast removed in about three weeks, his father said.
Two months ago, Sharp led the Hurricanes to their first state title game appearance. He was named the state player of the year in his classification for the second straight season by the Florida Dairy Farmers.
A year ago, Sharp took home 5A honors after finishing as the state’s fourth-leading scorer and ranking among the top 20 in the nation with an average of 31.9 points per game while at Blake.
In the offseason, Sharp switched schools, transferring to Bishop McLaughlin to join his father, Derrick, who took over head coaching duties. After missing the first six games of the season with an injury and enduring a 17-day layoff for contact tracing related to COVID-19, Sharp found his groove.
The junior guard finished with a team-leading 24.7 points per game. He is ranked as the 11th-best shooting nationally in the 2022 class by ESPN.
Because of ability to pile on the points, Sharp was a coveted recruit. The four-star prospect ended picking the Cougars, a Final Four participant, over offers from Florida, Georgia Tech and Loisville, among others.