I just spoke with St. Benedict’s Prep assistant coach Scott Smith for a story on Kyle Anderson that should be up later today.
“[Echenique] is very excited about Mitch, and Dane Miller also. Dane Miller has been real good. Austin Johnson also. They’re working real hard. “They know they have a lot of expectations this year to make a big jump. They have a lot of pieces to the puzzle. They’re excited and hopefully they’ll make a big jump” SHEPARD TO FINDLAY PREP
Winston Clyde Shepard III from Houston, TX is transferring to Findlay Prep for the next 3 years. Last year, the 6’7, 205 lb. forward attended Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, where he contributed as a freshman to the Houston team that finished the season as district Champs and a visit to Regional play for District 5-A. Shepard leaves Hightower with a solid standing as a student. Winston plays for Clayton Williams’ DreamVision AAU program.
This spring, Winston helped his AAU team (Dream Vision) win the 2009 Bob Gibbons tournament in North Carolina in May. In that event, Shepard was selected to the All Tournament team. Shepard recently attended the 2009 Pangos All-American Camp where he was selected top 40. He also attended the 2009 Adidas Phenom Camp, where HoopScoopOnline declared him the best player in the rising sophomore division.
Clayton Williams of Dream Vision says, “Winston is a great person as well as an athlete and this kid has beyond this world talent. I’ve seen Winn develop his skills over the past two years and it is a delight to watch a kid that loves and has so much passion as Winston has for this game.”
Findlay Head Coach Michael Peck says, “We are very excited and fortunate to get a player of Winston’s caliber and age into our program. We look forward to three years of working with him.”
Many college programs are currently interested and recruiting Sheppard including Oklahoma, Arizona State, Texas A&M, UNLV, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Texas, UCLA, Wake Forest and Indiana to name a few.
(Photos courtesy scarletknights.com and basketball spotlight)