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No NBA for Shareef O’Neal: Here’s his future

As could be expected from his statistics in college at LSU and his poor impact in the Summer League played with the Lakers, Shareef O’Neal will not play in the NBA next season. Shaq’s son, class of 2000, has chosen the G-League where he will sign a major six-figure contract with the G-League Ignite, a team almost exclusively made up of young prospects that will be based in Las Vegas starting this year.

O’Neal scored 2.9 point average in college last season, his third in the NCAA. His landing in the pros is already a great achievement, however, since he was in danger of having to hang up his cleats prematurely a few years ago due to a heart problem. Overall, due to heart surgery and other foot injuries, Shareef O’Neal played only 37 games in three years in college between UCLA and LSU.

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