Shareef O’Neal (205 cm), son of NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal will be playing his freshman year of college for the UCLA Bruins in 2018-19. The 18-year-old O’Neal joins an impressive crop of recruits for the UCLA basketball program and immediately should be an impact player for their frontcourt. O’Neal led his high school, Crossroads, to a California Division III state title. He averaged 27 points per game in his senior year.
“Shareef has made great strides throughout his high school career,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said. “He’s an outstanding addition to our incoming class and brings a terrific combination of size, skill and athleticism. We love the length and height of this year’s team, and Shareef is really going to add to that dynamic.
Shareef will get to play off Moses Brown from New York, who is expected to be the team’s main big man in the paint for the upcoming season.