And there it is. Reed Sheppard officially has an offer from UK. All it took was for the Kentucky coaching staff to see him with their own eyes.
Sheppard, a class of 2023 combo guard rated by Rivals as a four-star recruit and the 39th best player in the nation, announced through Twitter on Friday that he has received a scholarship offer from head coach John Calipari and the University of Kentucky. The North Laurel product is balling out down in Birmingham, Alabama, where he put on a show Thursday night in the Adidas 3SSB event.
Calipari brought all three of his top assistants–Orlando Antigua, Ron Coleman, and Jai Lucas–down to watch Sheppard live and in person for the first time on Thursday. Coach Antigua stuck around to watch Sheppard play Friday afternoon, too.
The staff was clearly impressed with what they saw. Sheppard, who poured in 23 points during one half of basketball on Friday, is one of just a few rising high school juniors to hold an offer from UK.
Blessed to have received an offer from The University of Kentucky! pic.twitter.com/MJltkExf2n
— reed sheppard (@reed_sheppard) July 9, 2021
If the noise surrounding Sheppard’s recruitment wasn’t already loud enough, it’s only going to get more intense from here on out.