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Sunday Headlines: Reed Sheppard Edition

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The son of UK great Jeff Sheppard is putting up video game numbers at North Laurel High School.

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It’s not very often that you see a high school player in Kentucky put up the type of numbers that we’re seeing out of Reed Sheppard at North Laurel High School in London, Kentucky.

Sheppard, the son of former UK great Jeff Sheppard and Stacey Reed, who finished her UK career among the school’s 10 all-time leading scorers, is lighting up the high school basketball scene in the Bluegrass, averaging 31 points per game to go along with eight rebounds.

Just recently, Sheppard scored 51 of his team’s 84 points in a triple-double effort where he also compiled 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

The sophomore doesn’t hold a Kentucky offer, but he’s already one of the most-talked about prospects among the Big Blue Nation for his eye-popping numbers, status as an in-state prospect, and his connections to the university.

It remains to be seen if the Kentucky coaching staff will extend an offer to Sheppard, but he is already beginning to draw some interest from Power 5 programs, receiving an offer from Iowa earlier this month, and is ranked as a top 50 prospect in the 2023 class.

I would expect the Wildcats to take some interest in a highly-touted recruit putting up video game numbers right in their backyard. Let’s hope that’s the case.

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