In Canada, one of the biggest revelations was freshman guard Reed Sheppard.
The son of former Kentucky Wildcats Jeff and Stacey Sheppard, Reed impressed in Canada after rumors began circulating that he was playing really well in practice.
In a loaded backcourt, playing time won’t come easy, but in Canada, Reed showed an all-around game and skill set that will make it hard for John Calipari to keep him off the court.
When John Calipari took the podium at UK Basketball Media Day yesterday, he was asked about Reed. He had a lot of positive things to say.
John Calipari was asked about Reed Sheppard today.— Tristan Pharis (@TristanUda) October 25, 2023
"He’s been really good," Cal said with a smirk.
"He’s one of those guys that don’t have that expectation stuff, where I have to live up to this or that. They are just playing… he makes everybody better... He doesn’t have any… pic.twitter.com/ntz9NZyMnY
A positive of playing with guys like DJ Wagner, Rob Dillingham, and Antonio Reeves is that all the pressure won’t be on Sheppard from Day 1. Not to mention, I’m sure those guys have some incredible battles day in and day out in practice.
I’m excited to see what Reed does this season.
Tweet(s) of the Day
VJ Edgecombe and Jayden Quaintance on campus at Kentucky together this weekend. John Calipari is ramping things up with the early signing period just two weeks away. https://t.co/EAltRS8yQF— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) October 25, 2023
That's a big-time duo on campus.
Calipari says Antonio Reeves “is so much better a player” than a season ago. Says Reeves is more “comfortable” at UK and is more “physical” this year— Mark Story (@markcstory) October 25, 2023
Antonio Reeves has also made big strides and looks primed for a big final season.
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