Steve Sheppard

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Steve Sheppard
Personal information
Born (1954-03-21) March 21, 1954 (age 63)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school DeWitt Clinton
(New York City, New York)
College Maryland (1974–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1977–1980
Position Small forward
Number 41, 10, 27
Career history
19771979 Chicago Bulls
1979 Detroit Pistons
1979–1980 Eldorado Roma

Steven Bernard "Steve" Sheppard (born March 21, 1954) is a retired American basketball player from New York City, who was nicknamed "Bear".

A 6'6" forward from the University of Maryland, Sheppard participated on the United States national basketball team which won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Sheppard was then selected by the Chicago Bulls as the eighth pick in the second round of the 1977 NBA Draft. In two NBA seasons (1977–1979) with the Bulls and Detroit Pistons, Sheppard scored 367 points and grabbed 178 rebounds.