Meet the Newbies: Bobby Sharp

March. 2, 2013; Spokane, WA, USA; Portland Pilots head coach Eric Reveno looks on during a game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Last year Derrick Rodgers was the floor general and leader for the Pilots, and led the Pilots with 2.6 assists per game. Rodgers has since graduated, and the coach Eric Reveno was faced with the challenge of replacing his former starting point guard. 3 point guards were brought in, two of which are true freshman. Bobby Sharp, 5-10 point guard from Santa Rosa Junior College is the only upperclassman ball-handler on the Pilots roster. Let’s take a closer look at him, shall we?

At Cardinal Newman

Sharp was a great player at Cardinal Newman high school in Santa Rosa, Calif. At Cardinal Newman, Sharp averaged 18.3 points, was named North Bay League MVP, and led his team to three league championships. In his high school basketball career, Sharp decided to stay close to home and play at Santa Rosa Junior College.

At Santa Rosa Junior College

The hometown kid was a standout at SRJC as well. Sharp averaged 17.3 points on 47 percent shooting his sophomore season at Santa Rosa Junior College. His scoring performances earned him Big 8 conference player of the year and All-California Community College. Sharp accepted a scholarship to go play for Eric Reveno and the Portland Pilots the next season.

Impact this Season

Sharp may not be the starting point guard for the Pilots this season, but there is a great chance he will see a lot of action on the court. His great shooting ability opens up a number of options for Coach Reveno down the road. Since Sharp is such a great spot-up shooter, he could play the 2-guard, shift the regular shooting guard to the 3, and play Zubizarreta or Wintering at the point whenever the Pilots wanted to play small. If the Pilots need a big three towards the end of the ball game, expect Sharp to be on the court; he is that good of a shooter.

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