MISSISSIPPI STATE (2005-06)
Played in six contests during the 2005-06 season before leaving school ... averaged 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest ... hit double figures in three of the six games, including a career-high 16 points against Akron ... connected on 20-of-37 shots (54.1 percent) from the floor.
Three-year starter at A.H. Parker High School, where he helped lead coach Maurice Ford's Thundering Herd to a composite record of 63-8 (.887) during his last two seasons ... two-time all-state, all-metro and all-city selection who was twice named the Birmingham Athletic Partnership (BAP) Metro Player of the Year as voted on by the Birmingham city coaches ... averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, five blocked shots and four assists per game as a prep senior in being named to The Birmingham News' 2003-04 Alabama Super Five team comprised of top area seniors ... chosen as an Alabama Class 6A Player of the Year finalist and selected to The Birmingham Post-Herald's All-Metro team in 2005 ... helped lead Parker High School to a 30-6 record and runner-up finish in the 2004 Alabama Class 6A state tournament ... named to the all-tournament team of the 2004 Alabama Class 6A state championship after being chosen regional MVP ... totaled 24 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in a win over Carver-Montgomery in the Class 6A state semifinals ... tallied a career-high 35 points versus Wenonah High School during his senior season ... scored 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in a final-round winning effort at the prestigious Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament ... had 10 points, six rebounds and a pair of assists in helping lead the Alabama squad to an 87-86 victory in last year's Alabama-Mississippi High School All-Star Game ... selected as one of the Top 100 finalists for the 2004 McDonald's All-American High School Game ... averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per contest as a junior to help lead the 2002-03 Thundering Herd to a 33-2 record and No. 2 regular-season state ranking ... named to the all-tournament team of the 2003 Alabama Class 6A regional championship.
Full name is Walter L. Sharpe, III ... born July 18, 1986 in Huntsville, Ala. ... majoring in philosophy ... son of Alicia and Walter Sharpe, Jr.