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Monday / July 13.
  • Shareef O’Neal to Arizona

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    Shareef O’Neal, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Crossroads (CA) School, committed to Arizona Wednesday, per his AAU Team Cal Supreme.

    “Shareef is a player that works very hard on improving and expanding his game,” Chad Beeten told ZAGSBLOG via text. “He was a very coachable player, an unselfish teammate and always fun to coach. His potential is just being tapped into.”

    Beeten coached O’Neal last season at Crossroads when they finished last season with a 20-12 record.

    O’Neal is the son of four-time NBA champion and three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal. He chose Arizona over USC, UCLA, Kansas, California and his father’s school LSU, amongst others.

    “He will be a huge asset to Arizona with his versatility of being able to play inside or outside, while his best basketball is still ahead of him,” said Beeten.

    O’Neal is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 31 overall player in the Class of 2018. He joins Emmanuel Akot as the second commit in Arizona’s 2018 class.

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