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Analyst predicts Shaquille O’Neal’s son will flip commitment to Kentucky

Remember Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef? This spring, Shaq went on and on about how much he’d like his son to play for John Calipari at Kentucky, but the four-star power forward committed to Arizona instead. Now, because of Arizona’s involvement in the FBI investigation of bribery in college basketball, Kentucky may be back in the picture.

247 Sports’ Andrew Slater predicts that O’Neal will flip his commitment from Arizona to Kentucky and that he will join his friend Bol Bol on an official visit to Lexington next weekend for Big Blue Madness.

“There are rumors that [O’Neal] is likely to decommit from Arizona, given the events of last week,” Slater said. “He’s likely to visit Kentucky on the 13th with his AAU teammate and friend Bol Bol. O’Neal’s father is reportedly a big fan of coach [John] Calipari.”

Shareef O’Neal â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸

Power Forward 6-8 | 205 lbs. Santa Monica, CA Crossroads/Cal Supreme
ESPN: 24 | 9 PF Top 247: 44 | 11 PF Rivals: 27 Scout: 45 | 11 PF

O’Neal averaged 13.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game for California Supreme alongside Bol. He’s considered the ninth best power forward and the 33rd overall player in the 2018 class by 247 Sports Composite. He doesn’t have an offer from Kentucky yet, but if he comes to town next weekend with Bol, that could change very quickly.

It sure would make his father happy:

Shaq says again that he’d love for his son to play for Calipari

Shaq says on podcast he would like to see his son at Kentucky


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12 responses to “Analyst predicts Shaquille O’Neal’s son will flip commitment to Kentucky”

  1. University-6 aka Scandal U

    Could we sneak Shaq in the games too if his son comes here?

    1. Sentient Third Eye

      Just having Shaq at Rupp often would be very cool! He’s such a big personality that it would have a great effect all around.

    2. IAmTheDanger

      That would be very cool and it would give the CATS even more of a spotlight.

    3. Luether


  2. Catcasey1

    I think the son would be great addition.

    1. Luether

      I’ve seen him play and was not overly impressed. He would be a bit of a project coming to Ky. He has talent but maybe not the desire to be really good…

  3. runningunnin.454

    205 lb? Get that young man some quarter-pounders and Big Macs.

  4. J-Dub421

    Shareef needs to ditch those poser wildcats and come to the real Wildcats.

  5. WestWorld

    might have a new “Shareef in town”.

  6. Biglaw Dawgin'

    Rivals has him at 6’8″? That dude is almost as tall as KAT.

  7. TBW3011

    All you jealous punks can’t stop his dunks.

  8. IAmTheDanger

    Now, you have to think about this 🤔…..if (and yes I’m saying IF) this decommit from Arizona and commit to UK does in fact happen AND let’s even take this a step a further and throw in there that Bol Bol commits to UK as well, will this have an impact on the RJ Barrett decision……could be quite interesting!!