Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Shaq's son announces where he will play college basketball

Shaq's son announces where he will play college basketball

Power forward Shareef O'Neal, the son of National Basketball Association legend Shaquille O'Neal, committed to Arizona on Wednesday for 2018.

"California Supreme Basketball has had the honor to watch Shareef O'Neal grow into one of the Nations most sought after prospects in the class of 2018", began the team's official statement.

O'Neal holds offers from several other schools, including his father's alma mater, according to 247Sports.

Shareef, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound power forward from Santa Monica (Calif.) Crossroads, announced his commitment early Wednesday morning via Twitter.

Although now verbally committed to Arizona, many previously believed that he would take his talents to the aforementioned Kentucky in order to player under head coach John Calipari. It's a great feeling. He told the Star in Las Vegas last July that Shaq called him a "stretch four or five". He said in July he wanted to pay attention to how the Wildcats play, and was apparently impressed. "I know they let their bigs shoot and play the perimeter and that's the kind of thing I like".

O'Neal joins five-star forward Emmanuel Akot as the second member in Arizona's 2018 recruiting class. Miller has recruited a top-seven class in seven straight seasons, and is now in good position to make it eight.

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