ST. BERNARD, Ohio — Roger Bacon 2021 point guard Kylee Sheppard announced Sunday night she has verbally committed to play women's basketball at Providence College.
"The Providence staff made Kylee a priority," Roger Bacon girls basketball coach Joe Finnegan said. "(Providence assistant coach) Jessica Jenkins stayed in contact with Kylee and me for a good year. Kylee took her visit late in the year and loved it."
Sheppard, who also considered Xavier and Marquette, averaged 12 points, 4.9 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals for Roger Bacon this past girls basketball season, according to the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed website.
She helped to lead Roger Bacon (20-8) to a Division II regional runner-up finish. It was the first regional final appearance for the Roger Bacon girls basketball program since 2005.
Sheppard joins Roger Bacon post player Clarissa Craig (University of Cincinnati commit) as 2021 players who've already made college verbal commitments within the high school program.
"I think Kylee and Clarissa both having the college stuff behind them will let them play loose and have fun in their senior years," Finnegan said.
Sheppard ranks eighth all-time in career points for Roger Bacon (727), according to Roger Bacon assistant athletic director Brandon Spaeth. She is also third all-time in assists (259) and fifth all-time in steals (184) in the program.