Shepherd to take Texas A&M official visit 

September, 24, 2012
Center Karviar Shepherd (Dallas/Prime Prep Academy), No. 45 overall in the ESPN 100, is preparing to start his official visits this coming weekend, when he will check out Texas A&M. TCU, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma are also on his short list.

"I want to find a coach that can make me the best I can be and help me improve," Shepherd said. "The way I play fits many styles, and academically I want to be a math teacher and maybe a minor in sports science or sports medicine."

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Courtesy of Alan BranchESPN 100 center Karviar Shepherd will take his first official visit to Texas A&M this weekend.
I evaluated Shepherd this past spring and summer, and this 6-foot-9, 215-pound post player is a hard worker. He welcomes doing the dirty work such as rebounding and taking charges, and his post defense is terrific. Shepherd makes the offensive opponent shoot over him, and that is not an easy task to execute.
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