Evaluation: Shepard is one of the best, if not the best, perimeter defenders in the class of 2012. His length and ability to stay in front of his man is nearly unparalleled and he’s able to block shots too. He has gone up against the best wings in the country regardless of class (Shabazz Muhammad, Jabari Parker, etc.) and slowed them down. Shepard also has good versatility, rebounds very well for a wing and has good athleticism. Additionally, he’s able to finish at the rim with both hands and is a respectable ball-handler although one thing he can certainly improve on is his range and consistency of his perimeter jump shot.
Notes: Committed to San Diego State February 16, 2012