Following the footstep of his father Shaquille O’Neal into the basketball industry, Shareef O’Neal is an American College Basketball Player who plays as a Power Forward. For his Collegiate year, he went to the University of Arizona for a brief time, after that heading to the University of Los Angeles on 27th February and officially joined the Bruins in August 2019. He last played for the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. To know more about him, keep reading below.
What is Famous For?
- An American college basketball player for the LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
- Being the son of the legendary basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal.
Which College does Shareef O’Neal Attend?
Shareef O’Neal was born in Los Angeles as the son of former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie O’Neal. He has two older half-siblings, Taahirah, and Myles, and three younger siblings: Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah.
Similarly, His interest in basketball grew after he had a disappointing performance at a middle school Amateur Athletic Union game and was prompted to “prove everybody wrong” on the court. At age 13, O’Neal began training regularly and was able to dunk.
Further, he is American by nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. He was Christian by faith and born under the birth sign of Capricorn. For education, he attended Windward School and Crossroads School. Later, he enrolled at UCLA to give continuity to his basketball career.
Shareef O’Neal’ Career
- Shareef O’Neal was interested in sports from a young age and gravitated towards skateboarding in his early years. However, he developed an interest in basketball during middle school and started training regularly when he turned 13.
- At Windward High School in Los Angeles, he started playing for the school team as the forward during the freshman year. His obvious talent coupled with his ability to dunk the ball easily helped him gain initial popularity.
- Despite the fame, He was rested for many games as senior players took over. Despite this, He ended his season with an average of 3.7 points.
- With such an impressive record to his name early in his career, He was constantly sought after by many universities. He received scholarships from Baylor, UCLA, Kansas State, USC, and LSU. In his sophomore year at Windward, his appearances increased, and his performance continued to shine. He was praised for his defense and shooting skills.
- In 2016, He decided to transfer to Crossroads School in Santa Monica and played for the team as the main player. He continued his impressive performance here as well.
- In his senior season, he had become the number one player in California. At the same time, he had agreed to join the University of Arizona for his university basketball. However, Arizona’s sports team was embroiled in a bribery scandal and Shareef decided to go for a safer option. He only had a verbal agreement with Arizona and managed to wriggle out of it without trouble. In the aftermath of this, he switched to UCLA, which was his second choice.
- In 2018, when he was ready to make his debut in competitive basketball for UCLA, tragedy struck as he was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. It was soon announced that he needed open-heart surgery and a medical redshirt during his freshman year.
- Despite the initial devastation at the news, he and his family rallied together and decided to push through the tough times. He eventually underwent the surgery in December 2018. In his process of recuperation, Shareef slowly focused on his emotional well-being and gathered the strength to return to the field.
- In March 2019, he cleared stress tests, which declared normal heart activity. He announced his recovery and return to the game through social media. He was instantly congratulated by many celebrities and fans alike.
- After a wait, he made his Drew League debut in June 2019 and tackled the ball successfully. He is currently preparing for his first season at UCLA and eventual drafts.
- Apart from basketball, He is also a popular social media celebrity and is often praised for his photographs. He currently has over 2 million followers on Instagram.
Who is Shareef O’Neal Dating?
As per the sources, Shareef O’Neal took Rosie as his date on their Prom 2019, we have no information whether he is still dating her or not. He hasn’t shared any information regarding Rosie since.
He is very secretive of his love life and hasn’t shared anything in the media since posting the picture in his Instagram post. However, being the son of a prestigious family, he hasn’t revealed any information that might hamper the family name as well.
What is Shareef O’Neal Net Worth?
Being a college basketball player, Shareef has not earns any net worth of his own but the rising star will earn himself more value soon. However, he is at the starting phase of his career and will eventually reach a new height and land more opportunities in his NBA career.
Being the son of the former great basketball player, he has been living a lavish lifestyle with his loving family and enjoying the moment in his life.
How Tall is Shareef O’Neal?
Shareef O’Neal has a height of 6 feet 10 inches and his weight is around 93 Kg. He has black hair and brown eyes with a 12 inches biceps size. Similarly, He has an athletic body with body measurements of 42-36-37 inches. Further, he used 7 (US) shoe sizes.