Shareef O’Neal officially decommits from Arizona, reopens recruitment
Shareef O’Neal, the son of basketball icon Shaquille, is backing out of his commitment to the University of Arizona.
O’Neal announced Saturday that, in light of recent events at Arizona, he is reopening his recruitment and assessing other options.
At this time I'm am opening up my recruitment due to the current events with the UofA Bball team.I would like to thank all the coaches for recruiting me. At the time my family and I think it's in my best interest to look at other options to assure my play in the NCAA next year.
— Shareef O’Neal (@SSJreef) February 24, 2018
No surprise here. O’Neal, a five-star forward, had hinted shortly after the Sean Miller news broke that he was probably going to back out of Arizona and go elsewhere. No one can blame him for that. It’s doubtful that he’ll be the last to make such a decision.