Prime Prep Academy
One of the nation's most sought-after prospects, Shepard is the highest-rated prospect to ever sign with TCU ... 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 ... an imposing interior presence, he is a dominant rebounder and shot blocker with the ability to face up from the free-throw line or elbow on the offensive end of the court ... also possesses outstanding leadership skills ... 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 freshman Brandon Parrish ... selected TCU over other offers from a host of schools that included Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M.