Trent Johnson, head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs, just made a statement announcing Karviar Shepherd, their 4-star recruit, has just been cleared to play this upcoming NCAA season. Back in early July, Shepherd was ruled ineligible by the NCAA to play for the team due to academic issues at his former high school, Prime Prep Academy. Shepherd appealed to the NCAA about his academic issues and won his case, allowing him to play for the Horned Frogs this upcoming year. Ranked 77th on the ESPN Top-100 class of 2013, 11th for his position, and 7th in his state, Karviar Shepherd is 6 foot 9 inches and 215 pounds of terror. His tremendous leaping ability and quickness are the key attributes that help him stand out from the pack of this class.
A tyrant in the paint and a menace on defense, Shepherd was a highly-coveted recruit who received many offers to play for many schools, but ended up committing to Texas Christian University (TCU). He is one of the most athletic players in his class, and it is easy to foresee this young kid making a name for himself in the NCAA pretty soon.
You should probably acquaint yourself with Shepherd through this highlight video, courtesy of the YouTube channel Ballislife South, because soon you’re going to see him become a respectable big man and maybe a potential lottery pick in the NBA in a couple of years.