Shareef O'Neal de-committed from the University of Arizona following reports about how the program is a major part of the FBI's investigation into widespread corruption within college basketball. Now, just three days later, O'Neal (who's Shaq's son, in addition to being a high four-star recruit) has reportedly committed to another Pac-12 school: UCLA.
O'Neal reneged on his soft pledge to Arizona's program shortly after ESPN reported that "FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats."
According to ESPN , the 6-foot-8, 205 lb. O'Neal is the 29th best high schooler in the country, the ninth best prep power forward, and the second best player in California. Meanwhile, 247 Sports' composite scores list him as the 33rd best player overall, in addition to also claiming he's the ninth best power forward as well as the fourth best high school player in California.