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In-state star Reed Sheppard is a Kentucky Wildcat

Reed Sheppard is officially a Wildcat, announcing his commitment to John Calipari and the Kentucky basketball program on Saturday.

Sheppard ultimately chose Kentucky over offers from Arizona State, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Virginia, among others.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound junior is rated as the No. 21 overall prospect and No. 5 combo guard in the latest 2023 On3 Player Rankings. On3, 247 Sports and ESPN list him as a four-star prospect, while Rivals recently gave Sheppard the five-star bump. He’s ranked No. 17 overall by 247Sports, No.