The 6-foot-9 and 225 pound Shepherd got injured during practice, and now his season is over. Still he says he has learned a lot during his abbreviated first year at the school.
"This year was going good," said Shepherd. "When I was practicing I was going up guys like Isaiah every day and my offense was getting a lot better."
While his injury has slowed down his progress, Shepherd said his recruitment is still very much alive and well.
Over the summer Shepherd made visits to Kansas and Oklahoma, and then recently he has checked out Baylor and Ohio State.
When his Grace Prep squad was in Ohio for the Flyin to the Hoop tournament, he along with all of his teammates watched Ohio State.
"We just saw a game there and everything," said Shepherd of his time at Ohio State. "It was a good atmosphere it was a good time and they have a good team."
Also the recent trip to Baylor was a good one, and Shepherd says he and the coaches are staying in constant contact.
"Baylor just talks to me about different things and how I could fit in with them and how they want me to be a part of their program," said Shepherd.
Maybe the school that has been in touch with Shepherd the longest is Kansas. The Jayhawks offered him a scholarship early in the process and have remained active in his recruitment.
"Thing have been going pretty good with Kansas," said Shepherd. "They are just trying to get to know me better as a person right now."
For now Shepherd says that he isn't close to making a decision and he is simply listening to everything coaches have to say right now, and playing it all by ear with no timetable for a commitment.