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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Shareef O'Neal Says He Doesn't Plan On Being One-And-Done

In today's day and age, a top college basketball recruit is expected to be one-and-done. The recruit expects it, his friends and family expect it, the media expects it. So, it is a rarity when a high level basketball recruit does not speak in those terms.

Shareef O'Neal, the 6'9 UCLA bound power forward, consensus top 30 recruit, and son of Shaquille O'Neal, says he does not plan on being one-and-done.

"I feel like I have a lot of time to develop and have a lot of stuff to prove, so I really don't plan on doing one year, unless I completely take over," the young O'Neal told me today at the Jordan Brand Classic practice in Brooklyn.

"Im going to try to do a couple years because I feel like I have time to develop, and financially, I'm not in one of those situations," he continued. "The more development I get the better and I'm not just going to rush it right away because I don't want to be one of those guys who's really good in college and goes to the NBA and doesn't really do anything, so I'm just going to take as much time as I need."

Sounds like a kid who has had some excellent guidance. 

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