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Shareef O'Neal transfers to Shaq's alma mater LSU

Field Level Media
16 Feb 2020, 01:55 GMT+10

Shareef O'Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, is transferring to LSU, the same school his father attended.

The younger O'Neal, who had been a redshirt freshman at UCLA before announcing in January that he would transfer, revealed the decision in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

The 6-foot-9 forward has quite the legacy to follow at LSU.

"Real big footsteps," Shareef O'Neal said of playing at his father's alma mater. "But I'm ready for it. Great program. Louisiana is a different scene. I've been in LA most of my life, but I'm ready for it."

A four-star member of the Bruins' top-10 recruiting class in 2018, O'Neal missed the entire 2018-19 season after being diagnosed with a heart condition that required corrective surgery.

Cleared to return to the court last spring, O'Neal has appeared in just 13 games as a UCLA reserve this season. He averaged 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game, highlighted by an eight-point, 11-rebound effort in a Dec. 14 loss at Notre Dame.

O'Neal originally committed to the Bruins over offers from Arizona, Baylor, Cal and Georgetown.

--Field Level Media

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