Shareef O’Neal announced that he will be transferring to LSU from UCLA.
“Real big footsteps. But I’m ready for it. Great program. Louisiana is a different scene. I’ve been in L.A. most of my life, but I’m ready for it,” explained O’Neal about following in his father Shaquille’s path.
O’Neal, the No. 32 recruit in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2018, averaged 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds at UCLA.
O’Neal added that Kobe Bryant’s death made him refocus on the court.
“[Bryant’s death] made me focus more. I feel like it changed my basketball drive to, like, times 10. I’m going to do it for him because I know he would want me to do well.”