Prepare to feel old: Shaquille O’Neal has a son who is a freshman in high school. OK, so you knew that already. The 6-foot-8 hoops prospect from the Windward School in Los Angeles has been featured here and elsewhere, and is already showcasing some of the athleticism that always helped his father stand apart as an overpowering big man.
Now we’re starting to see some of the younger O’Neal’s broader skill set. As he showcased at the 2015 Big Cup tournament in Houston, Shareef O’Neal already has far more shooting touch and range than his father ever did. And while he may not be able to bowl opponents over in the paint like his Dad, he has better finesse inside.
Keep in mind, this is all being turned in by a freshman member of the California Supreme AAU squad, who had his famous father in the stands for the tournament. You never want to project success for a young athlete, but no one should be doubting Shareef O’Neal at this point … and we don’t even know how big he’s going to grow.
The younger O’Neal was joined by his famous and more well-known father in Houston, and it’s clear that Dad a lot to be excited about. So do his fellow high school hoops fans in Southern California.