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Karviar Shepherd Recruiting Update

2013 four-star center Karviar Shepherd is one of the top 50 recruits overall in his class and has received a few offers already in his recruitment and interest from some solid programs. Shepherd is known for his prowess on the boards and is ranked by Rivals as the fifth best center in the class and Scout as the tenth. The Arlington recruit is one of the ten best in the state, and there is no doubt that he is one of the most talented recruits in the country.

Karviar Shepherd has offers from Kansas State, the Kansas Jayhawks, UCLA, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A&M, Louisville, Georgetown, and Harvard.

He has also received interest from Texas, Arkansas, Florida State, and Ohio State. Right now, KSU, Kansas, Georgetown, Harvard, Louisville, Texas, Texas A&M, and TCU are teams to watch for in his recruitment.

The popular four-star big is 6’9″, 210 pounds and is a good scorer and is the kind of player who won’t be a headcase and is wanted on a team. Karviar Shepherd may not have the best handles, but he isn’t poor in this regard. He’s also about an average passer for a big man and brings a multitude of qualities. Shepherd’s ability to put up points and get boards at a high rate make him a top recruit. His overall skill set would fit nicely with Kansas, so it is good to see that we are pursuing this top 50 recruit.

Shepherd received a 247Sports rating of 97 and was ranked by the recruiting service as the 26th best in the nation. ESPN has him as 28th and gives him a Scout Grade of 89, while also ranking him as the third best center, the sixth best in Texas, and the 7th best in the Midlands.

The 35th best recruit in the nation, Karviar Shepherd is such a tough player on the inside and works his way with his strong elbows to get boards and tough out points. He is undoubtedly a top recruit and one teams would love to have with his style of play.


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