Steve Sheppard

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

Steve Sheppard
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Personal information
Born (1954-03-21) March 21, 1954 (age 66)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeWitt Clinton
(New York City, New York)
CollegeMaryland (1974–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1977–1980
PositionSmall forward
Number41, 10, 27
Career history
19771979Chicago Bulls
1979Detroit Pistons
1979–1980Eldorado Roma
Stats at

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.