LSU Tigers forward Shareef O’Neal plans to leave the school where his father, Shaquille O’Neal, starred three decades ago.
Shareef O’Neal is entering the transfer portal, According to a report from the Stadiumafter averaging 2.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 9.2 minutes per game during the 2021-22 season.
O’Neal began her college career with the UCLA Bruins, but moved to LSU in 2020 after the red shirt freshman season. While he arrived at UCLA as a heavily touted player, he missed the entire 2018-19 season when the doctors discovered a heart condition which requires surgery. His mother later said on a VH1 show that potentially fatal condition if it’s not caught by the doctor.
While O’Neal returned from surgery to play sparingly for the Bruins before moving to LSU, his time with the Tigers was hampered by a nagging leg injury. He didn’t make his debut for the 2021-22 season until January and appeared in just 14 games.
His father, Shaquille, was the #1 pick in the 1992 NBA Draft after winning two American nods at LSU and twice winning the SEC Player of the Year Award. In 2013, he was introduced into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.