Former LSU and NBA player Shaquille O’Neal wants his son, Shareef, to choose a college basketball program that’s “going to teach him next-level stuff,” he said on his podcast, according to ESPN.
“I would like my son to play for a coach that’s going to teach him next-level stuff,” O’Neal said on Monday’s edition of “The Big Podcast With Shaq,” according to ESPN. “I have three in mind: Johnny Jones, LSU, because I know him personally, Calipari [Kentucky] and the coach from Michigan State … Tom Izzo. I’ve told my son many times, it’s your decision and it is [his] decision. … I need somebody that’s gonna curse him out, treat him like a man. Those three guys are the ones I would like him to play for.”
Shareef is 6-foot-8 and 205 pounds. He’s currently a high school junior.