Bucks host, Shareef O’Neal for pre-draft practice
The Milwaukee Bucks organized some pre-draft assignments. Earlier this week, they hosted Shareef O’Neal, son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Previously, O’Neal was said to have withdrawn from the NBA Draft. It was a mistake, however, as Shams Charania reported:
The AthleticJovan Buha of the Los Angeles Lakers was the one who spread the news that Shareef O’Neal was working with the Bucks.
Shareef O’Neal did not have a successful college career like his legendary father. During his three seasons at LSU, Shaquille O’Neal averaged 21.6 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. Of course, he was the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.
During his three seasons in college, Shareef O’Neal averaged 2.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He began his college career at UCLA but transferred to LSU for the sophomore and middle school seasons.
After announcing his intention to participate in the NBA Draft, Shareef O’Neal was invited to the NBA G-League Elite Camp, which took place the same weekend as the Draft Combine. In a practice game at camp, he had a brace with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
While he had a great performance in that scenario, Shareef O’Neal was still predicted to be a best pick in the second round of the NBA Draft. Many scouts believe that he will get lost. If he is drafted or signed by the Bucks (or any other NBA team), he will most likely start in the NBA G-League.