Shareef Rashaun O’Neal (born January 11, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins. He attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. As a senior forward, he was positioned among the best secondary school b-ball players of his class. O’Neal started playing with Windward School in the place where he grew up of Los Angeles. He is the child of Hall of Fame player Shaquille O’Neal.
Conceived in Los Angeles, O’Neal is the child of former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Shaquille O’Nealand Shaunie O’Neal. He has two more established half-kin, Taahirah and Myles, and three more youthful kin: Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’ara. In spite of his dad’s b-ball popularity, Shareef grew up without an energy for the amusement and preferred skateboarding. His enthusiasm for b-ball developed after he had a frustrating execution at a center school Amateur Athletic Union game and was incited to “demonstrate everyone wrong” on the court.At age 13, O’Neal started preparing frequently and could dunk.
Secondary school profession
Beginning in his rookie season, O’Neal played ball for Windward School in Los Angeles at the forwardposition. His feature recordings promptly helped him gain prevalence on the Internet and showed up in The Washington Post. However, he got restricted playing time in light of the fact that the group’s six seniors earned the most minutes. Head mentor Steve Smith saw O’Neal’s first season with Windward as a “learning year” and anticipated that him would expect a bigger job in the accompanying season. At the finish of the season, he was averaging 3.7 focuses and 2.9 bounce back per game.In May 2015, O’Neal got a grant offer from USC, his first from an NCAA Division I program.In the next months, he had extra offers from Baylor, LSU, UCLA, and Kansas State.
O’Neal stayed with Windward as a sophomore and saw huge change. In October 2015, at a competition in Fairfax High School that highlighted many best secondary school groups in the country, O’Neal scored 23 focuses in a misfortune to Bishop Alemany. O’Neal, in December, drew consideration from scouts at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic regardless of his group’s struggles. He ended up known as a versatile swingman with ball-taking care of, shooting, and protecting aptitudes.
On June 29, 2016, the Los Angeles Times announced that O’Neal would exchange to Crossroads School in Santa Monica.He joined the group anticipated that would play a main job with top secondary school enroll Ira Lee.On January 6, 2017, O’Neal scored 15 focuses in a 54– 50 win over Brentwood.In a 44– 80 misfortune to Mater Dei on February 17, he scored 20 focuses in a matchup with Bol Bol, child of previous NBA player Manute Bol.
US college sports recruiting information for secondary school competitors
Name Hometown High school/college Height Weight Commit date
PF Los Angeles Crossroads School (CA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Feb 27, 2018
Selecting star ratings: Scout: N/A Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN:
Generally speaking enlisting rankings: Scout: 29 Rivals: 27 ESPN: 29, 2 (CA), 9 (PF)
Note: In numerous cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may struggle in their postings of height and weight.
In these cases, the normal was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
“UCLA 2018 Basketball Commitments”. Rivals.com. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
“ESPN”. ESPN.com. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
“2018 Team Ranking”. Rivals.com. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
On April 9, 2017, O’Neal resolved to play school b-ball for Arizona.On February 24, 2018, he decommitted from Arizona promptly following allegations by ESPN that FBI wiretaps had captured telephone discussions between Arizona coach Sean Miller and an operator talking about paying $100,000 to guarantee star player Deandre Ayton signed with Arizona. Since he marked a nonbinding money related guide concurrence with Arizona rather than a formal letter of aim, he didn’t require a discharge from Arizona to search out another school.O’Neal verbally dedicated to UCLA on February 27, but he didn’t sign a National Letter of Intent during the marking time frame that finished on May 16.[He marked with the Bruins in August.
Amid rehearses over the late spring, O’Neal “felt clever”, and was given a heart screen by specialists to wear. On September 28, 2018, UCLA declared that he would miss the 2018– 19 season but remain selected at the school as a medical redshirt. O’Neal was relied upon to experience medical procedure to address the heart condition that was analyzed by the UCLA medicinal staff. He expressed that it was not profession finishing.