North Laurel High School basketball star Reed Sheppard will announce his college commitment Saturday morning.
Sheppard — a 6-foot-3 combo guard from London — was one of the breakout basketball recruits nationally over the summer, landing scholarship offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana and several other major programs. He will reveal his college choice at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Kentucky has hosted Sheppard for two unofficial visits this fall — including a trip to Big Blue Madness last month — and UK Coach John Calipari has also visited the in-state star in London. Sheppard's parents, Jeff Sheppard and Stacey Reed Sheppard, were star players for the Wildcats in the 1990s.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.