Shareef O’Neal makes it clear he’s not done with basketball despite exits from LSU and UCLA… telling TMZ Sports he’s not ready to give up the game just yet.
ShaqThe son of Us spoke at LAX this week about his future on the hardwood … and even though he’s leaving a major DI basketball program for the second time in his college life, he’s still ready to play more.
“Yeah,” Shareef said. “I do not give up.”
As for where he might be headed after leaving Baton Rouge … we had to ask Shareef if he was leaning to play at Texas Southern University, where his sister, Amirah O’Nealhoops.
Shareef, however, was mum about her next college destination, saying, “I’m not going to say too much just yet. But people will see.”
Shareef began his college career at Westwood, but had to sit out his freshman season after undergoing serious heart surgery. He eventually recovered, but played sparingly in his second season at UCLA — and eventually traded.
He landed at LSU and played there the last two seasons – but a foot injury limited his playing time and he ultimately opted out of school just weeks ago.
While he’s deciding where he wants to continue playing next… Shareef told us he’s been supporting his brother’s DJ career and training to prepare for the 2022-23 season.