Posted On: 10/31/18 5:15 PM
Chris Shepherd went through multiple injuries throughout the summer of 2018 while running with Team Explosion out of Bristol, Tennessee. Ultimately this didn’t help his recruiting heading into his senior season, but on the bright side, he is 100 percent now.
Despite the limitations, Shepherd has still been able to pick up interest from college programs. It is also to note that he is keeping his recruiting wide open at the moment and is not planning on cutting down his list any time soon.
Individually, Shepherd worked on his shooting, primarily focusing on the open knock down three-pointers off the rotation of the basketball around the perimeter. Adding the 3-pointer to his game will complement his strong mid-range well.
His school team, William Fleming High School out of Roanoke, Virginia, started all seniors except him last year, making this year’s squad young. Shepherd sees it as an opportunity to showcase he’s leadership skills with the junior-heavy roster.
“We are actually a young team,” Shepherd said. “Last year our whole starting five was seniors except me.
“I am the captain this year and I am looking to lead my team to the states, hopefully.”
Shepherd was recognized at the Top 250 Showcase in late September as an upperclassman standout. Keep an eye out for him as we inch closer and closer to the start of the high school season.