In the never ending saga that is recruiting, which runs the gamut from the benign to the ridiculous to the bizarre, Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, was just offered a scholarship to play basketball at USC.
The younger O’Neal confirmed the news via his Twitter account:
Shareef O’Neal is a freshman at Windward School in Los Angeles. This offer—his first—is not so early, as the younger O’Neal does come in at 6’8” tall and weighing 190 pounds. With the pedigree and skills he possesses, it will only be a matter of time before more schools come calling.
Scout.com has O’Neal as one of the 79 players they have on their 2018 database at this moment. With the AAU season about to get into full swing soon, O’Neal will have the chance to impress more scouts and coaches alike this summer.
USC is coached by Andy Enfield (formerly of Dunk City or AKA Florida Gulf Coast). The Trojans have been stuck in a rut of late, having had a losing season in four straight years. Enfield is trying to rebuild the program and is 23-41 at the school. USC is coming off a season in which they went 12-20.
Also, here’s hoping Shareef doesn’t end up Shaqtin a Fool!