When your dad is Shaquille O’Neal, people will expect you to be pretty good at basketball.
Shareef and Shaqir O’Neal seem to be living up to the expectations just fine.
Shareef is Shaq’s 16-year-old son. Already measuring 6-foot-9 and 204 pounds, Shareef has all the makings of a dominant player. A composite five-star recruit by 247Sports, he has expressed interest in going to the University of Kentucky. Considering that he already holds offers from powerhouse programs like UCLA and Arizona, that’s certainly a possibility.
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Shaqir is Shaq’s 13-year-old son. He might not have a massive growth spurt like Shareef, but his dribbling ability and guard skills could put him on the map once he reaches high school.
The two brothers shared a recent workout of theirs on social media, and it’s hard to deny their potential.
Let’s start with this video of Shareef:
What’s really impressive about Shareef is his fluidity and shooting range. It’s easy to dunk when you’re 6-foot-9, but it’s not so easy to develop handles and consistently can mid-range jumpers. Shaq Daddy did most all of his work down low, but Shareef seems intent on building a strong all-around game.
Now, let’s move on to this video of Shaqir:
This kid is a beast! Before he starts training, Shaqir straps on an Elevation Training Mask, a device that limits his air flow, training his lungs to use oxygen more efficiently. Moving on to dribbling drills, he displays an ability to control the ball with either hand. He then performs a Prowler Push, an exercise that promotes the ability of the lower body to put force into the ground—a key trait for quickness, agility and acceleration.
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The O’Neals certainly have good genes, and it looks like they also have pretty sweet skills. I guess that’s what happens when your dad is worth $350 million. But genes and talent can only take a player so far, which is why it’s great to see them grinding over the summer. Check out Shareef’s highlight tape below: