Jeremy Carter-Sheppard

Associated Press

Three-star point guard headed to UCF

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Sunday afternoon UCF head coach Donnie Jones and his staff reeled in their third verbal commitment in the Class of 2016, adding another player capable of running the point in the process.

6-foot-2 guard Jeremy Carter-Sheppard announced that he’ll be a Knight in 2016, joining forwards Clayton Hughes and Brachen Hazen as verbal commitments in UCF’s class for that year. Carter-Sheppard attends John Marshall HS in Richmond, Virginia, and he played on a Team Loaded VA grassroots team that included prospects such as Kentucky commit Sacha Killeya-Jones and recent Duke pledge Javin DeLaurier.

Carter-Sheppard took his official visit to UCF last weekend. His ability as a ball-handler and distributor will fill a need for UCF in 2016-17.

Of UCF’s three seniors entering the 2015-16 season one, Daiquan Walker, is a perimeter player. UCF has to replace its assists leader from last season in Brandon Goodwin, with Walker and leading scorer B.J. Taylor among those who will need to fill that role. There will be room for Carter-Sheppard to earn immediate playing time as a freshman, due in part to the eventual departure of Walker.