Kentucky basketball target Reed Sheppard was finally offered on Friday night, so will the Kentucky legacy be committing to the Wildcats soon?
It was as inevitable as Thanos. Reed Sheppard has been offered a scholarship to play for Kentucky basketball.
The Kentucky legacy has been a highly-coveted player who can represent the next great chapter of Kentucky basketball.
Sheppard is the son of former Kentucky and professional hooper and two-time national champion Jeff Sheppard and Stacey Reed Sheppard who finished her Kentucky career among the top 10 scorers in program history.
The apple didn’t fall from the tree and Kentucky basketball fans are hoping the younger Sheppard will continue his parents’ legacy in Lexington.
Kentucky offers Reed Sheppard
Reed announced he received an offer through his Twitter account on Friday evening, sending fireworks off in Big Blue Country.
The tweet has been retweeted nearly 1,000 times and has nearly 8,000 likes. Among the hundreds of replies are Kentucky basketball fans wondering when he’s going to commit and why he didn’t commit on the spot.
While Sheppard is Kentucky’s to lose and all predictions on 247Sports have him going to Kentucky, a commitment isn’t going to be imminent. But Kentucky basketball fans should still expect Sheppard to suit up for Big Blue.
Reed Sheppard highlights
Reed Sheppard 247Sports rankings
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Sheppard is a combo guard at North Laurel high school in London, Kentucky. The Class of 2023 recruit is ranked as a three-star prospect according to 247Sports who have him ranked as the No. 65 overall recruit, No. 12 combo guard and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Kentucky.
Expect his recruiting status to elevate and his rankings to fluctuate over the next few years with more experience in high school and at various camps and AAU circuits. He’s still got half of his high school career to go so he may end up as a five-star recruit when the time comes for him to sign his letter of intent.