|League||Iranian Basketball Super League|
September 17, 1979 |
St Croix, United States Virgin Islands
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Pro playing career||2003–present|
|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)
|Full name||Kevin Alphonso Sheppard|
|Date of birth||September 17, 1979|
|Place of birth||St Croix, United States Virgin Islands|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|2002||United States Virgin Islands||2||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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 and also played in the return game. He scored a goal in both games to become his country's all-time leading goalscorer.
|Competitor for United States Virgin Islands|
|Silver||2006 Panama||Team competition|
|Silver||2008 Mexico||Team competition|
|FIBA CBC Championship|
|Silver||2006 Jamaica||Team competition|
|Gold||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. Sheppard is the subject of a documentary, The Iran Job, which covers his 2008-2009 season with the A.S. Shiraz team in Iran.
References and notes
- Understanding Iran: U.S. athlete reveals his inside story, CNN, December 23, 2011
- An Unlikely U.S. Diplomat Scores with Iranian Fans, The Washington Post, Dec. 23, 2011