5  JaVon Shelby
JaVon Shelby


Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Tates Creek

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 188





Kentucky-Murray State Postgame Notes

Murray State 4, Kentucky 3 (12)


Murray State Outlasts UK in 12 Innings

Wildcats Close SEC Play at Georgia, Starting Thursday at 7 p.m. ET


Reed, Thomas Homer in No. 22 Baseball's 24-1 Pounding of Ball State

Wildcats Get NCAA-Leading Eighth Homer from Reed, Six RBI from Thomas


2014 Game-by-Game

• 37th round draft pick in 2014 (Brewers)

One of the top recruits in the nation, will have the ability to make an instant impact at second base and in the outfield ... Has the most upside of any of UK's freshmen ... The brother of former UK great John Shelby (2004-06) and the son of 11-year big league veteran John Shelby, the current Milwaukee Brewers first base coach ... Has great speed, athleticism and strength, with an ability to play any position on the field ... Missed fall team practice due to knee surgery rehab but has been very impressive in post-fall workouts ... Was a 37th round pick of the Brewers in the 2013 MLB Draft ... Attended the same high school that produced former UK record-setting closer Trevor Gott.

High School
A 37th round draft pick by the Milwaukee Brewers ... Earned four letters at Tates Creek for coach Dom Fucci ... Named all-city player of the year senior year ... Two-time regional and district champion ... Broke Tates Creek record for doubles in a season with 12 ... Batted .340 as a senior ... Named 2013 first-team all-region by Rawlings ... Had a batting average of .300 junior year ... Tabbed as 2012 underclassmen honorable mention by Perfect Game ... Played football his freshman year ... Was on the academic honor roll.

Full name is JaVon Taylor Shelby...Born May 6, 1995 in Lexington, Ky. ...Son of Trina Shelby and John T. Shelby Jr. ...Has four brothers, John T. (28), Jeremy (26), Justin (24), and Jarea (15)...Has an older sister, Tiara (21)...Brother, John, played baseball at Kentucky and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox ... John is one of the more decorated performers in Kentucky history, leading UK from a last-place finish in 2005 to the 2006 SEC Championship, with John earning All-SEC honors at second base ... Finished his three-year UK career with a .307 (177-for-577) average, with 36 doubles, six triples, 33 homers and 131 RBI, stealing 42-of-54 bases and owning career marks of .562 (slugging) and .377 (on-base percentage) ... In 2005, John hit .344 with 10 homers, 52 RBI and 23 steals, before powering UK's championship team in 2006 with a .291 mark with 18 doubles, 18 homers, 56 RBI and 12 steals ... John went on to play six years in the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays organization, reaching as high as triple-A with the Rays in 2011 ... John played in 646 minor league games, with 154 doubles, 34 triples, 76 homers and 339 RBI, stealing 112 bases ... Father played in the MLB and won two World Series with the Orioles and Dodgers, currently serving as a big league base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013 ... Father John played 11-years in the big leagues, belting 70 homers and stealing 98 bases, with a .283 career MLB average ... Brother, Jeremy, played baseball at Grambling State and was drafted by the Padres ...Jeremy played in 109 games at Grambling State, with a .321 average, 12 homers, 61 RBI and 25 steals ... Cousin, Josh Harrison, played baseball at Cincinnati and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, currently playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Cousin, Vince Harrison, attended Kentucky and was drafted by the Marlins.

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