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Shaq’s son Shareef O’Neal set to transfer from LSU

Shareef O'Neal at a game

Shareef O’Neal appears to be moving on from his father’s alma mater.

O’Neal has entered the transfer portal, according to Travis Branham of 247 Sports. This will mark O’Neal’s second transfer in as many seasons.

Shareef, the son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, originally played for UCLA before transferring to LSU, where his father starred. Ultimately, his career there did not go as planned, thanks in part to injuries. He played in only 14 games this past season, averaging 9.2 minutes per game.

O’Neal may have another reason to leave LSU, as the program is facing major sanctions thanks in part to former head coach Will Wade. O’Neal may not want to be involved in any of that, and he is unlikely to be the last to leave the Tigers as a result.

Photo: Sep 1, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins Shareef O’Neal attends the BIG3 championship game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


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