Its A Family Affair
Shaquille O’ Neal also known as Shaq is one of the greatest NBA players to ever touch the floor. He also had a stellar career in college while playing Louisiana State University. Shaq averaged 21.6 ppg, 13.6 rpg and 4.6 bpg while shooting 61% from the field.
Neal has always spoken very highly of his time at LSU and looks like it has rubbed off on his children.
Shareef O’ Neal committed to UCLA out of high school in 2018. He was a four star recruit and ranked No. 41 overall and No. 8 in power forward nationally. He missed his true freshman season after going into surgery to repair a heart condition. After returning to UCLA after surgery, he played 13 games averaging 2.2 ppg 2.9 rpg and playing 10.2 minutes per game. After his last season at UCLA, he decided to leave and head to his father’s Alma Mater. The power forward enrolled into LSU this summer and requested a waiver to immediately be eligible for the 2020-2021 season even though he didn’t leave LSU until mid January.
Just 24 hours after her brother announced he was transferring to LSU, Amirah O’ Neal committed to the LSU Women’s Basketball program. She was a standout center during her high school career at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica California averaging 17.2 points per game. O’Neal was an Honorable Mention selection to the MaxPreps 2019 California All-State Girls Basketball Team and the Cal-Hi Sports Division IV All-State Team.
The O’Neal name holds A LOT of weight at LSU, hopefully the kids didn’t inherit their dad’s free throw shooting skills.