Day'Ron Sharpe was born on November 6, 2001, in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a center in the NBA.
Sharpe began his high school career playing for South Central High School in Winterville, North Carolina. As a sophomore, he averaged 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Sharpe averaged 16.5 points and 10.7 rebounds per game as a junior, helping South Central finish with a 30–1 record and win the NCHSAA Class 4A state title. He announced he was transferring to Montverde Academy for his senior season. Sharpe averaged 12.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Montverde to a 25–0 record and No. 1 national ranking according to MaxPreps. He was named a McDonald's All-American as well as a Jordan Brand All-American. In AAU play, he played for Garnet Road. Sharpe was considered a five-star recruit ranked the No. 5 center in the class of 2020 and the No. 22 overall player by 247Sports. He committed to North Carolina on June 17, 2018, becoming the first member of the class of 2020 to commit to the Tar Heels. Sharpe turned down scholarship offers from Virginia, East Carolina and Georgetown. In Sharpe's freshman debut on November 25, 2020, he had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a 79–60 win against College of Charleston. He become the fourth North Carolina player to record a double-double in his debut game, joining Lennie Rosenbluth, Sam Perkins, and Cole Anthony. Sharpe averaged 9.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a freshman. On March 24, 2021, Sharpe declared for the 2021 NBA draft, ending his career as a Tar Heel.
Sharpe was selected 29th and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets during the 2021 NBA Draft.