Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef signs with NBA G League's Ignite

2022-07-25 21:14
Credit: USA Today Sports – Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports – Scanpix

After playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the Summer League, Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, is signing a six-figure contract with the NBA G League Ignite, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

22-year-old O'Neal had an unproductive college career. At first, he committed to Arizona but then decided to join UCLA and sat out his first year with a heart condition that required surgery.

Then he left UCLA midway through his second season and transferred to LSU, his father's alma mater, where he missed nearly a year of playing time across two seasons because of a foot injury.

Points this season

47%
112,1
Points made: 112,1
Accuracy: 46,9%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 146
Record min: 83
Best scorer: LeBron James

In 14 appearances as a junior last season, O'Neal averaged just 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game.

 

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