|Shareef O’Neal Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 11, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Shareef O’Neal is an American professional basketball player who has represented, as a power forward/center, the NBA G League Ignite (2022-Present), a developmental basketball team based in Henderson, Nevada, in the NBA G League, the official minor league basketball organization of the NBA (National Basketball Association), a professional basketball league composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada). Shareef joined the NBA G League Ignite in September 2022 after he was not selected in the 2022 NBA Draft. He had to sign up with the team as a veteran player since he was eligible in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Shareef Rashaun O’Neal
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Shareef had attended Windward School, an independent school in the Mar Vista neighborhood of his hometown of Los Angeles. In June 2016, it was announced that he had taken a transfer to the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a private, K-12, independent, college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California.
He verbally committed to joining the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles, in February 2018. He joined the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team in August 2018.
In February 2020, Shareef announced that he would be taking a transfer to Louisiana State University (LSU), a public land-grant research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father played college basketball. There, he represented the LSU Tigers men’s basketball team until 2022. In June 2022, he declared for the NBA Draft after he was mistakenly placed on the list of early entrants who had withdrawn from the draft.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Shaquille O’Neal (Professional Basketball Player (Retired), 4-time NBA Champion (2000-2002, 2006), 3-time NBA Finals ‘MVP’ (2000-2002), 15-time ‘NBA All-Star’ (1993-1998, 2000-2007, 2009), ‘Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’ Inductee, ‘FIBA (Fédération Internationale de Basket-ball) Hall of Fame’ Inductee)
- Mother – Shaunie Henderson (TV Personality, Producer, Entrepreneur)
- Siblings – Amirah O’Neal (Younger Sister) (College-Level Basketball Player), Shaqir O’Neal (Younger Brother) (College-Level Basketball Player), Me’arah O’Neal (Younger Sister) (Basketball Player)
- Others – Myles B. O’Neal (Older Half-Brother) (TV Personality, DJ), Taahirah O’Neal (Older Half-Sister), Lucille O’Neal (Paternal Grandmother), Joseph ‘Joe’ Toney (Paternal Grandfather) (Former Basketball Player), Phillip Arthur Harrison (Step-Grandfather), Jamal O’Neal (Paternal Uncle), Ayesha O’Neal (Paternal Aunt) (d. October 2019), Lateefah O’Neal (Paternal Aunt), Keion Henderson (Step-Father) (Pastor)
Power Forward, Center
- 23, 11 – Crossroads School
- 22, 7 – UCLA Bruins
- 24, 25, 32 – LSU Tigers
- 8 – NBA G League Ignite
6 ft 10 in or 208 cm
102 kg or 225 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Afro hair
- Often sports a thin mustache
- Has both his hands, his upper chest, and both his legs covered in tattoos
Shareef O’Neal Facts
- Shareef, initially, did not follow in the footsteps of his legendary father and used to skateboard. He started taking basketball seriously only after enduring a disappointing performance at a middle school AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) match. He began getting regular basketball training when he was 13 years old.
- In late September 2018, it was announced that he would miss the 2018-19 college basketball season for the UCLA Bruins, but remain enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a medical redshirt (a practice in US college athletics to delay/suspend an athlete’s participation to lengthen their eligibility period).
- This was because he had been diagnosed with a heart condition for which he underwent surgery in December 2018. Over the next few months, Shareef wore a heartbeat-monitoring device during practice.
Featured Image by Shareef O’Neal / Instagram