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5 Schools That Could Land 4-Star Shareef O'Neal

Shareef O'Neal dunking a basketball.

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Shareef O'Neal, the son of former NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, announced some major recruiting news on Saturday night. He was backing out of his commitment.

The four-star big man had been committed to Arizona since last April. However, with the recent Sean Miller news, he wants no part of the Wildcats' program right now.

"At this time I'm am opening up my recruitment due to the current events with the UofA Bball team.I would like to thank all the coaches for recruiting me. At the time my family and I think it's in my best interest to look at other options to assure my play in the NCAA next year," he wrote.

ESPN reported Friday night that Miller had been caught discussing a $100K payment for a top recruit. Miller did not coach in Arizona's game against Oregon on Saturday night.

O'Neal, meanwhile, will likely have plenty of interest from other top programs. Here are five schools that could land him.

5 schools that could land a commitment from Shaq's 4-star son.

Kentucky

The Wildcats are probably the favorite right now. They have all of the new predictions on 247Sports' "Crystal Ball."

Baylor

The Bears were one of the heavy contenders in O'Neal's recruitment the first time around. Perhaps he'll highly consider them again.

Georgetown

The Hoyas, with first-year head coach Patrick Ewing, could attempt to get involved in O'Neal's recruitment now that he's back on the market.

UCLA

O'Neal, a Los Angeles native, could opt to stay home and play for the Bruins.

LSU

Maybe O'Neal will now decide to follow in his father's footsteps and play for the Tigers like his dad did.