Meet Shareef O'Neal, son of four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal.
At 15 years old and already 6-feet-8, Shareef is a problem on the national hoops scene and might be good enough to fill pops' giant shoes someday.
In an Internet clip that has amassed more than 2 million views, Shareef is seen tearing up competition with dunks, three-pointers and flashy handles. At 15, he already has a better shooting touch than his legendary dad ever did...not that Shaq ever needed to roam outside the paint because he didn't. The Windward School (Los Angeles) freshman is already on USC's radar, according to TMZ Sports, and seems poised to be a super prospect.
"One day people will be talking about Shareef the same way they talk about his dad...he's that gifted," Mike Law, who coached Shaq's son on the California Supreme AAU squad, told TMZ. "Most kids of superstars just think it's handed to them, but Shareef worked to get better. Shaq doesn't want us to show him any favoritism, even though he's good enough to play up a level."
Thinking Shareef could ever be the dominant player Shaq was would be foolish. But the kid looks awfully scary, and since he's only 15, we'll be hearing his name for quite some time.
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