UCLA Basketball: Shareef O’Neal ‘Unlikely’ To Academically Qualify

UCLA basketball commit Shareef O’Neal, the son of NBA and LSU Tigers legend Shaq, could be looking for a new place to begin his college career. According to reports, O’Neal, who was originally committed to the Arizona Wildcats, is “unlikely” to academically qualify for UCLA which means he may not get admitted.

O’Neal is making an attempt to gain eligibility, but if his plans don’t play out he will have to redraw his plan.

The the report by 247 Sports:

BRO reported at the time that O’Neal getting admitted academically to UCLA would be an issue, and O’Neal didn’t sign a National Letter of Intent during the signing period in April. We’ve heard that O’Neal has been making an effort to, indeed, become eligible, but recent information leads us to believe it’s unlikely.

There is no word on where O’Neal could look if he doesn’t qualify at UCLA.

What is one intriguing option? How about joining LaMelo Ball in the Junior Basketball Association (JBA) and getting some money before heading to the league? Don’t think for a second that LaVar Ball hasn’t thought of the possibility.