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Shareef O’Neal is following the steps of his basketball legend father. The 20-year-old has officially signed with the LSU after being transferred from UCLA.

Shaq was a Tiger for three season (1989-1992) and made a mark at LSU. “The name O’Neal is a part of LSU Basketball history and we look forward to Shareef starting his own path at LSU. Shareef has the ability to impact a game with his tremendous offensive rebound acumen and his ability to stretch the defense with his shot,” said LSU coach Will Wade.

Shaq’s son shared the news on Twitter, expressing his excitement at starting a new chapter in his career.

Shareef had to sit out the 2018-19 season due to a medical issue. He averaged 2.2 points and 2.9 rebounds as a freshman for the Bruins this season. O’Neal played in 13 games for UCLA, averaging almost 11 minutes a game.