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North Laurel’s Reed Sheppard picks Kentucky

North Laurel junior announced college decision Saturday
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 4:16 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2021 at 7:17 AM EST
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LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - North Laurel 5-star guard Reed Sheppard announced today he will be a Kentucky Wildcat.

Sheppard, Class of 2023, is one of the most sought after prospects from Central and Eastern Kentucky in years. As a sophomore, the 6′3 Sheppard led North Laurel to a 25-3 record while averaging 30.1 points per game to go with seven rebounds.

Reed is the son of former Wildcat greats Jeff and Stacey Reed Sheppard, so it caught the state’s attention when John Calipari offered the combo guard in July.

Sheppard is the fourth player from Laurel County to sign with the basketball Wildcats. The others are: GJ Smith 1972-75, Paul Andrews 1983-87, and Todd Bearup 1990-91.

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