Reed Sheppard

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: KentuckyHT: 6-3WT: 170
BORN: NAYEAR: Fr.WING: NAREACH: NA

Draft Notes

Reed is a unique talent. He’s a bit undersized for the SG position and isn’t an elite athlete but shows a great ability to put the ball in the basket and is one of the best shooters in all of college basketball. Has a quick release and is lethal from downtown. He’s also a great decision maker on the court, keeps the ball moving and plays within the offense. Is incredibly efficient with his shooting.

Reed has a solid frame and decent movement skills but isn’t a big above the rim player. Has a skill-based game that relies on being a shot-maker and a play-maker.

Does a good job of moving the ball and finding open teammates. He’s not a pure point guard but knows how to run an offense and is a skilled passer. Pushes the ball well and is a good pass-ahead player.

Is a very heady defender who is pesky on the ball and can pick the pocket of the ball-handler. Uses positioning really well, has great footwork on defense and has enough strength to hold his own against bigger guards and wings.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

late lottery to mid first round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft or 2025 NBA Draft

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2024 SG Rankings

  1. Dalton Knecht – 6-6 – Tennessee
  2. Reed Sheppard – 6-3 – Kentucky
  3. Stephon Castle – 6-6 – UConn
  4. Devin Carter – 6-3 – Providence
  5. Kyshawn George – 6-8 – Miami (Switzerland)
  6. Jared McCain – 6-3 – Duke
  7. Ja’Kobe Walter – 6-5 – Baylor
  8. Johnny Furphy – 6-9 – Kansas (Australia)
  9. Kevin McCullar Jr. – 6-6 – Kansas
  10. Cam Christie – 6-6 – Minnesota
  11. Antonio Reeves – 6-6 – Kentucky
  12. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  13. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  14. Ajay Mitchell 6-5 – UC Santa Barbara
  15. LeBron James Jr. – 6-3 – USC
  16. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – UNC
  17. Cam Spencer – 6-4 – UConn
  18. Pelle Larsson – 6-5 – Arizona (Sweden)
  19. Judah Mintz – 6-4 – Syracuse