Bears Add Transfer Jordan Shepherd
BERKELEY – Jordan Shepherd, a 2019-20 All-Conference USA selection, has signed to play for California in 2021-22, Cal men's basketball head coach Mark Fox announced Tuesday. A 6-foot-4 guard from Asheville, North Carolina, Shepherd played the previous two seasons at Charlotte after originally starting his collegiate career at Oklahoma.
"We're excited to add Jordan to our team heading into the 2021-22 season," Fox said. "Jordan has the athleticism to play a couple of positions and the mentality to make an immediate impact for us. His experience and versatility will make him a great addition."
Shepherd has played in 111 career games across four seasons – two at both Charlotte and Oklahoma – and started all 52 contests he played in with the 49ers. An experienced scorer, Shepherd averaged 13.0 points per game in two seasons with Charlotte and 7.8 PPG for his career.
In 2019-20, Shepherd collected All-Conference USA Third Team honors and helped the 49ers to a 16-10 record (10-8 C-USA) while leading the team in scoring (14.0 PPG), assists per game (4.1) and minutes per game (33.8). He totaled 22 double-figure scoring efforts, including four 20-point games (career-high 27 points vs. Valparaiso), throughout the season.
Shepherd started all 25 games in his final season with Charlotte in 2020-21, averaging 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. He tallied another 17 double-figure scoring performances, including a season-high 20 points in each of the final two games of the season against Marshall and UTSA.
Shepherd appeared in 59 total games for the Sooners during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. As a freshman, Shepherd averaged 4.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists while making four starts for Oklahoma, including the first of his career against Memphis on Dec. 17, 2016, when he had 18 points, two rebounds and two assists.
With Shepherd's signing, the Golden Bears have four newcomers on their roster heading into the 2021-22 season, including a trio of freshmen in Sam Alajiki, Obinna Anyanwu and Marsalis Roberson.
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