Shareef O'Neal announced his commitment to UCLA yesterday. With that decision, came some dancing from his NBA legend father Shaq.
Shortly after O'Neal's new college decision came down, Shaquille O'Neal posted a video to Instagram of the entire family dancing. Shareef makes a brief appearance, in full UCLA garb.
He clearly wasn't into the dance, like his father and sisters were. He was ready to show off his new future school, though.
Shareef O'Neal had been committed to Arizona, until this weekend's bombshell report about the program.
ESPN reported that head coach Sean Miller had been caught on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment for then-recruit Deandre Ayton. While the school cleared Ayton to play, Miller did not coach the team's game against Oregon over the weekend.
There have been some questions about the timeline of ESPN’s story, and the wiretapping on Miller’s phone. Still, it is totally understandable that O'Neal would have serious apprehensions about the Wildcats.
Luckily for him, he passed on signing a binding National Letter of Intent. Instead, he filed financial aid agreement papers, committing to Arizona without locking himself in to play for the school.
On Tuesday, a somewhat surprising decision came very quickly. During the ESPN broadcast of Alabama vs. Florida, Sean Farnham broke the news that O'Neal would be a UCLA Bruin.
With the news, UCLA has the No. 3 class in the country. O'Neal is one of six members of UCLA's 2018 recruiting class, three of whom have already signed.
O’Neal joins five-star center Moses Brown and four-star point guard Tyger Campbell as UCLA commits. Four-star shooting guards Jules Bernard and David Singleton, and three-star center Kenneth Nwuba have already signed.