Shepherd Has UCLA Interest

Karviar Shepherd talks about visiting UCLA this weekend, where he's most comfortable playing, and what the timetable for his decision will be...

2013 center prospect Karviar Shepherd, out of Dallas, Texas, made his way out west this weekend for the Pangos All American Camp, and while in Southern California, made a stop in Westwood to visit UCLA.

"I visited UCLA this weekend," Shepherd said. "It was pretty good. I got to meet with the coaches, who were great, and the players seem to really like their coaches. The campus was great, and I got to watch the guys practicing, so that was cool."

According to Shepherd, UCLA has offered, and he listed them among a group of schools that included USC, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas, Louisville, Tennessee, Georgetown and Gonzaga. He mentioned that there were more schools recruiting him, but those were the ones he mentioned off the top of his head.

Shepherd is a native Texan, but says that moving away for school will not be a hardship for him.

"Anywhere is great," Shepherd said. "I'm just trying to ball with the best players and get the best education. Wherever that is, that's where I'll be."

Shepherd plays both the four and five, and says he's more comfortable facing up than playing in the low post, but can do both. He claims range on his jumper to about 17 feet, and his stroke looked pretty good during Saturday's games, though he was usually shooting from more like 10 to 12 feet.

Physically, Shepherd says he's about 6'10, with a 7 foot wing span, and is hoping that both increase.

Right now, no school is really separating from the others in his recruitment, and he expects the process to drag out for a while. He said he could possibly wait until the spring signing period before making a decision.

"I'm not planning on making a decision anytime soon," Shepherd said. "It could definitely wait until spring. I really want to make sure I'm comfortable with the school before I make a decision."

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