Rising Star: San Diego State Forward Winston Shepard

Winston Shepard has been a beast this year for SDSU and will only continue to develop his raw offensive talent.

CBS Philly

By Andrew Kahn

Winston Shepard wanted to go home. The Houston native was coming off a freshman season where he averaged 5.7 points, shot 39 percent, and turned it over as often as he assisted. The highest-rated recruit in San Diego State basketball history had tried too hard to prove himself. Fans and media members were disappointed. Coach Steve Fisher prefers his players stay on campus during the summer to take classes and work out with their teammates, but he made an exception for Shepard.

Shepard has rewarded Fisher as a sophomore. He’s second on the team with 13.2 points per game and averages 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists. The 6’8”, 205-pound Shepard often plays guard for the No. 10 Aztecs and has become a matchup nightmare in the Mountain West Conference.

At times last season, Winston couldn’t get out of his own way, according to Fisher. Ranked as the…

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