The TCU men's basketball team faced the Oklahoma Sooners Tuesday night in Schollmaier Arena for the first game of 2017.
2015-16 | JUNIOR SEASON
Shepherd played in 29 games during the course of the season, while making 23 starts ... Battled back injuries all season to score in double-figures in seven games, while recording three double-figure rebounding games ... Shepherd led TCU in rebounding six times throughout the course of the season ... Shepherd, who had 13 points at Baylor and 18 vs. West Virginia, dished out a career-high six assists against Houston Baptist and had a career-high 19 boards against Delaware State ... With his 19-board performance, which ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference for the 2015-16 season, he posted the 20th-best rebounding mark in the NCAA at that time ... He was No. 14 overall in the Big 12 Conference in blocked shots per game at 0.7 for the year.
2014-15 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Shepherd had a solid sophomore season at TCU, finishing 14th overall in the league in rebounding, averaging 5.7 boards a contest ... He was also No. 15 in offensive rebounds and No. 14 in defensive rebounds, respectively ... Ranked in the top-20 in league games in rebounds with 5.2 per contest ... In all, Shepherd played in all 33 contests in 2014-15, making 32 starts ... Scored in double-figures in five games throughout the year, while also grabbing double-digit boards in five outings ... Shepherd led TCU in rebounding 12 times in 2014-15 ... He recorded a season-high 14 points at Ole Miss on 6-of-13 from the floor ... Also grabbed season-high 12 rebounds in non-conference play against McNeese State ... Opened the season recording a double-double with a 13-point, 10-board outing versus Prairie View A&M ... In Big 12 action, Shepherd posted games of 12 and 10 points versus Kansas State and Oklahoma State, respectively ... He closed the regular-season, grabbing 10 rebounds against Iowa State ... Just missed his second double-double of the year in the opening of the Big 12 Tournament, totaling a nine-point, nine rebound effort in a win over Kansas State.
2013-14 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Shepherd started 30 games in his debut campaign ... ranked fourth on the squad with an average of 9.1 points per game ... paced the team with an average of 6.8 boards per game... led TCU 15 times in rebounding ... pulled down 10 or more rebounds in seven games ... posted four double-doubles against UTPA (11 rebounds, 11 points), Oklahoma (11 rebounds, 12 points), Iowa State (15 rebounds, 14 points) and Oklahoma State (10 rebounds, 11 points) ... recorded 15 points, while playing every minute against Texas Tech ... scored double-digit points in seven of the last 10 games, which included a 19-point, seven board outing against Baylor at the Big 12 Championship ... with his 16 rebound performance at Mississippi State, Shepherd made some noise nationally as he posted the third-highest rebounding effort by a freshman in the NCAA during non-conference play ... the Dallas native's 16 boards were the top-rebounding effort by a Big 12 freshman since Baylor's Isaiah Austin grabbed 20 against Oklahoma ... in all, it was the fourth-highest rebounding mark in the Big 12 by a freshman since the 2009-10 season ... he closed out the year ranking fifth overall in blocked shots in the Big 12, while also finishing seventh in defensive rebounds for the season at 5.0 ... he also ranked No. 105 in blocked shots per game in the NCAA.
One of the nation's most sought-after prospects, Shepard was the highest-rated prospect to ever sign with TCU up until this past summer ... rated the No. 46 overall player for the Class of 2013 by Rivals.com and the No. 3 center ... the No. 48 overall player according to both ESPN and Scout.com ... awarded four stars by both Rivals and Scout ... listed as the No. 7 overall player in the state of Texas by ESPN ... was selected to compete at the 2012 National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp as one of the nation's premier recruits ... played his freshman and sophomore seasons at DeSoto High School and sat out his junior campaign at Arlington Grace Prep before transferring to Prime Prep ... played AAU ball for the Urban DFW Elite squad coached by Jazzy Hartwell ... was an AAU teammate of fellow TCU standout Brandon Parrish.