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Son of Former Kentucky Stars, Reed Sheppard, Posts Quadruple-Double in High School Game



Reed Sheppard was literally born to play basketball in the state of Kentucky.

His parents, Jeff Sheppard and Stacey Reed, were both superstar players during their respective time playing for the Kentucky Wildcats. Their son appears to be following in their footsteps.

Back on Jan. 20, Reed posted a quadruple-double for North Laurel County High School in an 82-34 win over Jackson County. The freshman (yes, he’s only a freshman), recorded 24 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, and 10 steals in the win.

But apparently, this isn’t some new thing for Sheppard, his head coach even said he could put up those kinds of numbers in every single game.

“It’s crazy to say, but he’s capable of doing that almost every night,” said Sheppard’s coach Nate Valentine, according to Jerry Tipton of “When they said he had a quadruple-double, you’re not shocked.”

The younger Sheppard has been a varsity high school player since before he was even at that level. He started for North Laurel as an eighth-grader and has already surpassed 1,000 career points. He’s currently the team’s leading scorer at over 19 points per game. If you haven’t heard about the 6-foot-3 budding star yet, you might want to start keeping your ears open.

According to Tipton, Sheppard is not yet consuming himself with the recruiting process.

“We’re really concerned about him enjoying his high school experience right now,” Jeff Sheppard said, according to Tipton. “Those are days that will come, and we’ll see how things play out. At this point, it’s just way, way too early to know about any of that.”

Jeff Sheppard was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1998 Final Four that saw Kentucky take home its second title in three years. Stacey Reed is a top-10 leading scorer in the history of Kentucky women’s basketball. Both parents have coached their son through the AAU circuit, using their knowledge as former guards to help the budding Kentucky scorer.

Think he’d look good in a Kentucky jersey?

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

14 Comments for Son of Former Kentucky Stars, Reed Sheppard, Posts Quadruple-Double in High School Game

  1. Han
    3:43 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

    I’d love for him to get an offer and end up here, but it wouldn’t shock me if he goes somewhere else where he’s sure to get playing time.

    Also, while some kids want to play where their parent did, others want their own legacy.

    • Cletis75
      12:18 am February 10, 2020 Permalink

      My guess is that Jeff Sheppard gets an offer to coach at the college level when this kid is a junior or senior. Anyone wanna take bets on it?

  2. UKCatAttack
    4:51 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

    JS was one of my favorite players growing up. Many times I pretended to be JS while hooping in the back yard. I’d love to see his son suit up in the blue & white.

  3. Rise
    5:26 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

    He won’t come to UK. Pretty sure Jeff doesn’t like the one and done atmosphere.

    • ukkatzfan
      6:01 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

      We got 4 non freshman in our starting lineup. I think you got us confused with someone else. Bwahahahahahaha

    • Bluehender
      6:38 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

      If you’re good enough you’ll be a one and done anywhere knucklehead, not just at UK. It’s not Calipari’s rule..

    • WKY Cat
      8:09 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

      Rise is correct. Shepherd has eluded before he doesn’t like the president set by Cal. Y’all can criticize him all you want but the fact is he’s correct.

    • LuckynKY859
      11:18 am February 10, 2020 Permalink

      I think you’re looking for alluded and precedent @WKY Cat

  4. dan1965
    7:41 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

    Lol exactly Blue…love to see him at UK,loved Jeff as well.
    My sorry would be a lot of guys from those years,with Pittino coaching,seems like they have a loyalty towards him,makes me wonder if his son team,might be an option ?

  5. CrystalBall
    8:06 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

    Still a few years away, but I will be schocked if he doesn’t wear the Blue and White of UK.

    • WKY Cat
      8:10 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

      You are going to be shocked

    • CrystalBall
      8:28 pm February 9, 2020 Permalink

      Been shocked before, but would really like to see him play at Ky.

  6. Doctor21
    7:02 am February 10, 2020 Permalink

    “Lil Jeff” Deja Vu all over again! Sign ‘im.

  7. trumpetguy
    4:04 pm February 10, 2020 Permalink

    KY859, spelling issues of WKY Cat real or a LOL moment to see if anyone might correct them? No clue. Young Sheppard will get evaluated and offered if he is good enough to play here. If not, best of luck to him and his family in the future. Met his dad in Maui during 1st year of Tubby coaching. Seemed like a fine young man.