Shaq Just Revealed What College He Wants His Son To Play



It’s quite often the case in the NBA where players have their talented genetics passed down to their children. This has been the case for Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal son’s Shareef who has quickly become a rising star at the high school level. Although he just finished his sophomore year, his father already has a college in mind for him, according to Sean Scherer of 247 Sports:

“My dad actually wants me to lean towards Kentucky,” O’Neal told Sean Scherer of 247Sports. He has a good friendship with the coach there. I know a lot about that school because a lot of kids dream about going there. I like their style of play.”

Kentucky is one of the three remaining choices for the 6-foot-9 forward along with Duke and Michigan State. The Wildcats have become the powerhouse team of collegiate basketball sending numerous players to the NBA each year. John Calipari is an excellent recruiter that knows the ins and outs of the NCAA and Shareef could benefit from that experience. He will also gain some valuable insight on what it takes to make the NBA beyond what his father knows.

This is quite interesting situation given that O’Neal is pushing his son to create his own legacy at another university away from his alma mater LSU. Shareef over his last two years in high school will have plenty of opportunities to make a name for himself. It’s only a matter of time before the spotlight is solely on himself.

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