Shaquille O’Neal‘s son, Shareef, is constant to work in direction of his goals of creating it to the NBA at some point — he simply signed a 6-figure contract with the G League.
22-year-old Shareef will play for the Ignite — a developmental staff primarily based in Nevada, in response to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Shareef took to Twitter to specific how pumped he was in regards to the alternative, writing, “VEGAS LETS DO IT !! Thanks, ignite !”
Specifics of the deal have but to be disclosed … however it means the younger hooper is getting one other shot at bettering his sport after teaming up with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Summer time League staff this season.
Shareef averaged 4.5 factors per sport when he bought taking part in time, and was environment friendly when he touched the rock … taking pictures 60% from the sector.
Shareef has loads of folks rooting for him … like former Lakers head coach Byron Scott, who believes if he cleans up a couple of issues in his sport, he can play within the NBA like his father.
“I believe he seemed somewhat bit misplaced,” Scott mentioned of O’Neal’s Summer time League play. “He wasn’t prepared. I believe he nonetheless has somewhat methods to go. I believe the expertise is there. Clearly, the athleticism is there.”
Shareef is aware of the kind of arduous work and dedication it takes to achieve the NBA … and with this newest transfer, he is one step nearer to creating that dream a actuality.