2021 - 2022 KENTUCKY
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
REED
SHEPPARD
GUARD
NORTH LAUREL HS
LONDON, KENTUCKY
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-3
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
25.5
POINTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
6.8
REBOUNDS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
4.4
STEALS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
7.6
ASSISTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
“Reed is a special talent. He is, in fact, the straw that stirs the drink. When he’s is doubled or chased, he passes the ball and gets his teammates involved. When he is guarded 1-on-1, he can score in loads.”
Tony Pietrowski
Head Coach - head coach of Corbin High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior guard had led the Jaguars to a 28-5 record and a berth in the state tournament at the time of his selection. Sheppard averaged 25.5 points, 7.6 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 4.4 steals per game through 33 games. Entering the postseason, Sheppard had connected on 54.7 percent of his shots from the field (303-of-554), including 38.5 percent of his 3-pointers (70-of-182). He began the state tournament with 2,917 points in his prep basketball career.

Academic Achievement


Sheppard has maintained a 3.79 GPA in the classroom. He has made a verbal commitment to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Kentucky beginning in the fall of 2023.

Exemplary Character


Sheppard has volunteered locally on behalf of literacy-outreach projects and as a youth basketball coach.