Shareef Rashaun O'Neal (born January 11, 2000) is an American basketball player who attends Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. A senior forward, he has repeatedly drawn attention from national sports media. O'Neal verbally committed to play college basketball for Arizona. He is the son of Hall of Fame NBA player Shaquille O'Neal.
Early life Edit
O'Neal was born in Los Angeles, California, to Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player Shaquille O'Neal and television personality Shaunie O'Neal. He has two older half-siblings, Taahirah and Myles, and three younger siblings: Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'ara. His parents are divorced.
High School Career Edit
For his first two years of high school, O'Neal played basketball at Windward High School in Los Angeles, California. He lead Windward Wildcats to a 33-28 including 14-6 record in league play. In his freshmen year, O'Neal played in 27 games and averaged three points and three rebounds. As a sophomore he doubled his stats average with 12.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. He transferred to Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. During the season, he averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. He had been described to have "polar opposite playing style to his father" due to his more athletic build and better shooting range.
O'Neal is a 4-star prospect who ranked No. 18 overall in the ESPN 100 and ranks No. 36 overall player, No. 11 power forward and No. 4 player at this position from the state of California, per Scout.com. During the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, O’Neal managed to pump in 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds a game this summer for Cal Supreme. O’Neal’s prowess for throwing down rim-rocking, dad-like dunks seems just as second nature. His best game this summer came during the final EYBL stop in May, a 23-point, five-rebound performance in a 77-74 win over the PSA Cardinals (Pa.). He was already receiving offers from Baylor, LSU, UCLA, USC, and Kansas State at that time.
Personal Life Edit
In 2016, O'Neal and his family premiered in their reality show, Shaunie's Home Court. His father gifted him a Jeep and a Lamborghini for his 16th birthday. He's played on the AAU circuit for Cal Supreme. He is really good friends with Chino Hills basketball player LaMelo Ball.