Shareef O’Neal to sign with G League Ignite for 2022-23 season

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Shareef O’Neal to sign with G League Ignite for 2022-23 season
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Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, will reportedly sign a six-figure contract to play with the NBA G League Ignite, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

O’Neal, who transferred from UCLA to LSU ahead of the 2020-21 season,  missed much of the past two years due to a foot injury. He made his season debut with the Tigers on Jan. 12 and averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14 games.

The 22-year-old went undrafted last month but played summer league with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in six games between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. He produced his best game on July 8 with seven points and four rebounds.

The Ignite has helped produce several draft picks in their previous two seasons, including Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Dyson Daniels and MarJon Beauchamp among others. Starting next season, the team will play its home games in Henderson, Nevada.

He is the fifth player to commit to the program for the 2022-23 season, joining Scoot Henderson, Leonard Miller, Efe Abogidi and Sidy Cissoko. He will now have the opportunity to showcase his skills in front of scouts and executives against G League competition.

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