Shepherd visiting Louisville

Karviar Shepherd has a lengthy list. The four-star center from Arlington, TX recently visited UCLA and plans to check out Louisville soon. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop from the NBA Top 100 Camp.

Karviar Shepherd has a lengthy list. The four-star center from Arlington, TX recently visited UCLA and plans to check out Louisville soon.

One of the nation's elite frontcourt prospects, Shepherd still claims a lengthy list of potential suitors, including Texas A&M, UCLA, Kansas, Florida State, Louisville, SMU, Gonzaga and Georgetown.

"And it goes on," Shepherd said. "Everybody is pretty even because I'm really looking to just play ball."

"I'm looking for a school that can get me better as a player. And then just help me with my major and minor. I just want help."

Shepherd, who said he would 'probably' narrow his list after July, made a recent unofficial visit to UCLA while attending the Pangos All-American Camp, where he was one of the top performers, according to Scout.com.

"It was a pretty nice campus," Shepherd said. "The coaches and players interacted pretty well. And they were still in school so I got to see the students walking around and everything."

Next up for the 6'10, 220 pound Shepherd is an unofficial visit to Louisville that will "probably" occur in June.

"I am planning to visit because they are recruiting me and offered me," Shepherd said. "It's a nice school. I plan on going on the visit and I'm happy they are recruiting me."

Louisville assistant coach Wyking Jones is the Cardinals lead recruiter with Shepherd.

"He's told me a lot about Louisville, how they have a new facility and how the campus runs," said Shepherd. "Our relationship is pretty good, but everybody calls about the same amount so everybody is about the same."

Shepherd has also spoken with head coach Rick Pitino.

"I talked to him during school, probably in March," Shepherd said. "He called and was the first one to talk to me about the new facilities and their team."

Shepherd's AAU and high school teammate, 6'8 four-star forward Jordan Mickey, recently visited Louisville and told his teammate good things about Pitino's program.

"He said it's a nice campus and he liked it a lot," Shepherd said. "I'm looking forward to it."

Shepherd has nursed a sore ankle this week at the NBA Top 100 Camp, but has shown flashes why he's one of the fastest rising big men nationally in the 2013 recruiting class. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds through camp.

"It's going pretty good," Shepherd said. "My ankle has been hurting and I've been playing through it. My team has been winning so I'm doing pretty good. I'm looking to get my teammates open with picks and passes and board. Just the little things."


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