Men's Basketball


  • position Guard
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 187
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown London, Ky.

Rated as high as No. 22 overall by ESPN … McDonald’s All-American … Mr. Kentucky Basketball in 2023 … Helped Team Ohio to win Junior International Championship in Italy and earned MVP honors after scoring 26 points in the title game … Averaged 22.5 points, 8.5 assists and 8.4 rebounds per game … Finished high school career with 3,727 career points … Led North Laurel to the state Sweet 16, averaging 25.2 points, 7.6 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 steals per game as a junior… 2022 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year.

Born June 24 in London, Kentucky … Parents are Jeff and Stacey Sheppard … Has a sister, Madison … Parents both played college basketball at Kentucky … His father was the MVP of the 1998 Final Four and won two national championships … Lists his most memorable moment as a basketball player as winning a high school regional … Honor Roll student … His most prized possession is his dog … Chose No. 15 because it’s the number his father wore at Kentucky … Favorite food is steak … Favorite movie is Hoosiers … Pregame superstition is taking a nap … Dunked for the first time in eighth grade … Lists Chris Paul as his favorite player and Devin Booker as his favorite Wildcat … Chose Kentucky over Indiana and Louisville.

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