Shareef O’Neal says he has received threats since decommitting from Arizona
Shareef O’Neal says he has received threats from fans since decommitting from the University of Arizona.
A day after ESPN published its report about Sean Miller being caught on a wiretap discussing a payment to a player, O’Neal announced he was decommitting from the Wildcats. A few days later, the high school senior said he had committed to one of Arizona’s Pac-12 rivals, UCLA.
Then on Friday, Brandon Williams, a four-star point guard from Los Angeles, announced that he was decommitting from Arizona as well.
DECISION MADE pic.twitter.com/tyiLscqFiG
— Brandon Williams (@TheeBWill) March 2, 2018
Shortly after Williams announced his decision, O’Neal sent the following tweet about receiving threats.
most of y'all dont understand @TheeBWill and I's situation..you havent had to make a hard decision like this… and when you make it for you, Half of the people are too blind tp accept and they take it to anger. dont speak on it if you havent lived through it. no need for threats
— Shareef O’Neal (@SSJreef) March 2, 2018
A look at O’Neal’s mentions on Twitter showed a fair amount of both support for his decision and negativity from fans. Most Arizona fans kept it tame and stuck to expressing a desire to beat O’Neal’s new team. But of course there were a few who were negative. Many of the fans seem to be upset because they believe O’Neal lost faith in the program after a report emerged that may turn out to have some inaccuracies.