Honors and Awards
2011-12 Season (Junior)
: Named to the all-MCAC team ... Second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game ... Played and started in all 34 games ... Led the team with 90 3-pointers ... Scored a career-high 32 points with seven 3-pointers against Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Feb. 24) in the MCAC Tournament ... Tallied a season-high six assists five times .... Notched a double-double at William Penn University on Dec. 5, registering 12 points, 11 rebounds and six assists ... Scored in double figures 27 times, including seven games with 20 or more points ... Made at least one 3-pointer in 32 games ... Second on the team in assists (106) and third in steals (38).
Cape Fear CC
: Coached by Ryan Mantlo at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C. ... Holds the single-season record for 3-pointers made with 74 during the 2009-10 season ... Averaged 16.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and team captain at J.H. Rose High School ... Coached by James Rankins ... Averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a senior while shooting 52 percent from the field ... Named the high school MVP in 2005 and 2006 ... Also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Full name is Richard Earl Shepherd ... Son of Rosa Shepherd ... Has two older siblings, Cheryl and Ollie II ... Born on Jan. 5, 1987 in Greenville, N.C. ... Majoring in health and human performance ... Nickname is "Mook."