Kevin Sheppard

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Kevin Sheppard
Azad University
Position Point Guard
League Iranian Basketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1979-09-17) September 17, 1979 (age 35)
St Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
Cocoteros de Paria (2003)
Toros de Aragua (2004)
Gallitos de Isabela (2004)
Guacharos de Maturin (2004)
Maccabi Rishon LeZion (2004-2005)
La Union Colon (2005-2006)
Guaynabo Conquistadores (2006; 2008)
Minot SkyRockets (2006-2007)
Marinos de Anzoategui (2007)
Maratonistas de Coamo (2007)
Azad University (2007-2008) (2009-present)
a.s Shiraz (2008-2009)
Quebradillas Pirates (2009)
Kevin Sheppard
Personal information
Full name Kevin Alphonso Sheppard
Date of birth (1979-09-17) September 17, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth St Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Jacksonville University
National team
2002 United States Virgin Islands 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 December 2008

Kevin Sheppard (born 17 September 1979 in St Croix) is a United States Virgin Islands basketball player and former football striker. He became the subject of the documentary The Iran Job which covers his 2008-2009 season with the A.S. Shiraz team in Iran.

Soccer career[edit]

Sheppard played soccer as well as basketball at Jacksonville University. He made his debut for the United States Virgin Islands in an August 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification match against the Dominican Republic[1] and also played in the return game. He scored a goal in both games to become his country's all-time leading goalscorer.


Kevin Sheppard
Medal record
Men’s basketball
Competitor for  United States Virgin Islands
Silver medal – second place 2006 Panama Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2008 Mexico Team competition
FIBA CBC Championship
Silver medal – second place 2006 Jamaica Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2011 Bahamas Team competition

Sheppard chose to pursue a professional career in basketball and played in Venezuela, Israel, Argentina, the USA, and Puerto Rico before joining Iranian team Azad University in Tehran.[2] Sheppard is the subject of a documentary, The Iran Job, which covers his 2008-2009 season with the A.S. Shiraz team in Iran.

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Caribbean Qualifying for Gold Cup 2003 - RSSSF Archived October 29, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ KEVIN SHEPPARD basketball profile - Asia Basket Archived February 13, 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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