OCALA-- College of Central Florida men's basketball player Jeremy Sheppard was named the NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played December 31- January 6. This is the first player of the week honor for the sophomore transfer from East Carolina University.
Sheppard averaged 28 points as he helped lead the Patriots to a 3-0 record on the week, including a win over NJCAA No. 25 Eastern Florida State College in the Mid-Florida Conference opener. He shot a staggering 56.5 percent from the field and 56 percent from the three-point line. Against Polk State College, Sheppard scored a season-high 34 points while hitting 6-of-8 threes.
On the year, Sheppard is averaging 16.2 points per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and 41 percent from behind the arc through 19 games.
CF basketball returns to Patriot Gym on Wednesday when it hosts a conference doubleheader against Florida State College at Jacksonville. The women will tipoff at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.