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Son Of NBA Legend Gets "Snubbed" By McDonald's All-American Game

A detail of the net and basket prior to the Georgetown Hoyas playing against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden.

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And some NBA stars are reaching out to the elite recruit to cheer him up.

The rosters for the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game were released on Tuesday afternoon. There was a big name missing from the list.

Shareef O'Neal, the son of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, was not named a McDonald's All-American. The 6-foot-9, 204-pound prospect is a four-star power forward ranked the No. 31 overall recruit in the class by 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

There are only 24 players who made the game, so O'Neal's "snub" isn't that ridiculous. Multiple recruits ranked ahead of him also were "snubbed."

But he's the son of Shaq, so it's getting some attention.

LeBron James took to Instagram to write him a motivational message.

"Nephew listen, Even though we all know you should have made that McDonalds game use it as motivation to prove not to those who didn’t vote you in, not to those who is actually in the game but more importantly to yourself that u belong! Keep grinding, studying and working daily! The light is always brighter at the end of the tunnel," he wrote.

O'Neal took the snub in stride.

"Didn’t make the McDonald’s all American game.. thank you for the nomination ! Good luck to everyone who made it," he wrote on Twitter. "Everything can’t go perfect ! I just gotta move on.. this hurt me but it ain’t stopping me."

Here are the full rosters for the game:

East Team

R.J. Barrett — Duke

Moses Brown — Undecided

Darius Garland — Vanderbilt

Louis King — Oregon

Romeo Langford — Undecided

David McCormack — Kansas

E.J. Montgomery — Undecided

Immanuel Quickley — Kentucky

Naz Reid — LSU

Jalen Smith — Maryland

Coby White — North Carolina

Zion Williamson — Undecided

West Team

Darius Bazley — Syracuse

Bol Bol — Oregon

Jordan Brown — Undecided

Devon Dotson — Kansas

Quentin Grimes — Kansas

Keldon Johnson — Kentucky

Tre Jones — Duke

Nassir Little — North Carolina

Reggie Perry — Mississippi State

Jahvon Quinerly — Undecided

Cameron Reddish — Duke

Simi Shittu — Vanderbilt