“Barrett is the kind of guy whose personality makes him a better teammate. He always puts others first. He has a passion for the game and will do whatever it takes to compete and get better. Barrett will be a leader in any role he fills and will be successful. He is always eager to learn whether in the classroom, on the court, or in life. His maturity is far beyond his years, and it shows in every walk-in life. Barrett is a one-of-a-kind kid and has an extremely bright future ahead of him,” said South Walton Head Coach Shafer Martin.
I will wear No. 34 during my career as a Seminole. I chose to wear No. 34 because Paul Pierce is my favorite player. I wore No. 4 in high school.
Tommy Polley, a second-round pick of the St. Louis Rams of the NFL, wore No. 34 for the Seminoles’ basketball team in 1997. He played in one game as a basketball player – a 96-70 win over Southwestern Louisiana — on November 22, 1996.
My full name is Barrett Sheppard Waldrop. My parents went with all “B’s” for my siblings and me: Bishop, Belle and Barrett. Sheppard was my great-grandfather’s middle name.
Freeport is nestled along the beautiful waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Freeport grew from humble beginnings as a small port town to its current designation as “Gateway to 30A and the Beaches of South Walton.”
Joined the Seminoles in 2021 and will help Florida State compete for championships throughout his career…a high basketball IQ player who has a great knowledge of spacing on the court and is a strong outside shooter…strong ball handling skills and his ability to shoot the ball will make him a valuable member of the team at both the guard and small forward positions…the Northwest Florida Small Schools Player of the Year in 2021.
Graduated from South Walton High School in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., in 2021…the Northwest Florida Small School Player of the Year in 2021…scored 1,114 career points and averaged 18.4 points in two seasons as a member of the varsity team at South Walton…shot 50 percent from the field and 38 percent from the 3-point line for his career… a career-high 67 shots from the arc as a senior…ranked 22nd in the state of Florida among all boys’ basketball players with a career-high 22.6 points per game scoring average…ranked 27th in the state of Florida for 3-point field goals made (67) as a senior…ranked 53rd in the state for blocked shots per game as a senior (1.7)…a prolific scorer who totaled 50 points on 11 made 3-point shots – both school records – in a win over Arnold as a senior…surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career with 21 points in a 61-40 win on Blountstown as a senior…played in the Panhandle All-Star game following his senior season…named the MVP of the Panhandle All-Star game as he scored 43 points to lead all scorers.
Born Jan. 9, 2003…Barrett is the son of Lisa and Trey Waldrop…a sister, Belle, played volleyball as an outside hitter at Troy University…a brother, Bishop, played football as a wide receiver at Southeastern Louisiana…graduated from South Walton with a 4.1 grade point average and with academic honors (Cum Laude)…was also a swimmer at South Walton…intends to major in either Environmental or Mechanical Engineering.