USC hosting basketball visitor

February 6, 2014 

6-6 Shamiek Sheppard, a New York native who attends Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia, arrived in Columbia Wednesday for a two day official visit. Fishburne has offers from USC, Kansas State and Towson.

He actually signed with Towson during his senior season in high school in 2012 but enrolled in the prep school's post graduate program for this season.

ESPN's scouting service has this evaluation of Sheppard:

Sheppard is an “incredible athlete with the big time bounce to play above the rim like few others can. He has a great motor, strong body and aggressive demeanor on the court. He goes hard to the rim, isn't bothered by contact, and will also take smaller defenders to the post and overpower them. He gets out and runs his lanes hard in transition and is an exceptional finisher. His physical tools and toughness also make him a valuable on the ball defender.”

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