At Culture Kings we’ve always been at the forefront of sports, music, art, and culture, with a strong, buzzing community built at the center of it all. With that comes the privilege of having a platform.
Today, we are excited to introduce the launch of WE GOT NEXT!: Culture Kings' initiative to highlight upcoming talent, creatives, artists, visionaries, and pioneers across various industries through an interview + content series with the goal of showcasing + amplifying their voices. Basically, we’ve got our ears to the streets and will be letting you know who not to sleep on.
Shaedon Sharpe is a recently announced University of Kentucky commit, five-star recruit, and the #1 player in the 2022 class. Shaedon's fearlessness, drive, and dedication to becoming the best version of himself and a world-class athlete is right in line with Culture Kings' ethos of doing things your way, unapologetically.
Check out Shaedon’s Q&A below and stay tuned to see who else we’ll feature on WE GOT NEXT!
Tell us about yourself and why you got next.
I’m an 18-year-old kid that lives in London, Ontario Canada; Ilike playing video games for fun and watching Netflix.
You grew up in London, Ontario, but moved to Kansas and then Arizona. What was that like?
At first it was hard but then I realized there’s a lot of sacrifices that come with Basketball and this was only one of them
How would you describe your personal style?
Chill laid back but also flashy and comfortable
What are some of your favorite pieces from Culture Kings?
The sweaters, jeans, shirts, joggers
Being the #1 player in the US is huge and takes dedication. How do you stay disciplined and focused?
Just staying true to the process and cutting out any nonsense stuff
What’s your daily routine like?
Getting up every morning and checking Snap
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- Favorite hobby outside of basketball: Video games
- My fashion icon is: Russell Westbrook
- My spirit animal: No clue
- My go-to “get hyped” song before a game is: “Humble” by Lil Baby and can never go wrong with some reggae tunes
- Favorite childhood cartoon: [The] Boondocks
- Favorite pair of sneakers: Off White Jordan 1 high
- One thing I’m super picky about is: Nothing really
What is one piece of advice you would give someone who aspires to pursue a career in sports?
Be you trust the process and have fun with what you’re doing
At Culture Kings, we want to give every feature an opportunity to nominate someone for WE GOT NEXT! – who do you pick?