Shaq’s son hints in deleted tweet he no longer wants to attend Arizona
The bombshell revelations involving Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller may have already cost them one of their biggest recruits for the 2018 class.
In a tweet on Friday, Shareef O’Neal, the son of basketball great Shaquille O’Neal, hinted that he no longer wants to attend Arizona. The 18-year-old has since deleted the post but not before it was captured by multiple Twitter users.
Looks like Shareef O’Neal may be done too.. pic.twitter.com/G5y0yqmzzD
— Brad Wilkerson (@bradarkansas) February 24, 2018
Shareef O’Neal not trying to be part of a sinking ship out in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/ArK9KsnPWH
— julian chwang (@ChwangJulian) February 24, 2018
It had been revealed earlier in the day that Miller was caught on FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to ensure that star freshman DeAndre Ayton signed with the Wildcats. It was just the latest in a slew of allegations pointing to rampant corruption in multiple high-profile college basketball programs.
As for O’Neal, a five-star forward who currently attends Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif., he has been committed to Arizona since last April. One can hardly blame him though if he wants to skip town and re-open his recruitment, as the fallout for the program is sure to be devastating.