Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013 AT 2:33 PM / Updated at 2:35 PM
Shepard leaving LSE?
Mike Patterson Omaha World-Herald

Will Jessica Shepard be playing basketball at Lincoln Southeast next season?

That’s a question that is tied to the future of her father, Mark, who is a finalist for the Fremont superintendent job. An offer is expected to be made to either Shepard or the other finalist by next week.

The decision will impact Jessica, a sophomore forward who is one of the top players in the state. The Nebraska recruit scored 79 points — one short of the Class A record that has stood since 1984 — as the Knights captured their 10th state title Saturday at the state tournament.

The loss would be a big blow to Southeast, which also will lose high-scoring senior guard Alexa Kastanek. On the other hand, the addition of Shepard would immediately give Fremont a legitimate shot at a state tournament berth.

A lot of coaches are watching to see how this scenario plays out. And we should know more soon.

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Mike Patterson is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska high school sports. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mpattersonOWH) or email him at