Shareef O’Neal, son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, committed to play basketball for the University of Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. According to Josh Gershon of Scout.com, O’Neal became Arizona’s second 2018 commit.
O’Neal is a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. 36 overall player, No. 11 power forward and No. 4 player at this position in California, per Scout.com. O’Neal reportedly turned down offers from Baylor, California, Georgetown, Kansas State, UCLA, USC, and Shaq’s alma mater, LSU. O’Neal is listed as 6’9″, 200 pounds.
When asked about the University of Arizona, Shareef said “I’ve been to Arizona for an unofficial visit and the campus was great, the coaches treated us like family. I know they let their bigs shoot and play the perimeter and that’s the kind of thing I like. My teammate Ira Lee is obviously going there, so he’s been talking to me about the program.”