Reed Sheppard, son of Kentucky Wildcats legend Jeff Sheppard, has taken the Commonwealth by storm this season.
The North Laurel High School (London, KY) combo guard has led his team to a 17-0 record and is coming off a performance that saw him drop 43 points, six-rebounds and eight-assists in a win over Madison Central.
With his success has come more attention from powerhouse programs and buzz from the Big Blue Nation who would like him to follow his father’s footsteps in Lexington.
In an interview with Travis Branham of 247Sports, Sheppard discussed his breakout season and newfound interest from several big-name programs, including UK.
On his recruitment process, Sheppard said, “It’s been good. It’s a little hard right now since I can’t go see anybody but right now it’s wide open for any colleges. I’m not looking for any specific college but just enjoying the process. Louisville, Virginia, Iowa and Indiana have reached out so there are some good schools that have reached out and I am just going to enjoy every minute of it.”
When asked about Kentucky specifically, Sheppard said, “They have a great program. Coach Cal has done a great job at Kentucky. It’s every high school player’s dream in Kentucky to play at Kentucky, but right now, I’m not worried about any of that. Just keeping all of my options open and I know that in the end, God will put me where I need to be.”
The 6-foot-3 combo guard currently holds offers from Iowa, Stetson, South Alabama, High Point who is coached by former UK head coach and his father’s coach at Kentucky in 1998 Tubby Smith and Iona, who is coached by another former UK head coach that spent three years coaching Sheppard in Rick Pitino.
For Branham’s full story on Sheppard, click here.