O’Neal initially dedicated to the Wildcats final April.
At this time I am am opening up my recruitment because of the present occasions with the UofA Bball group.I want to thank all of the coaches for recruiting me. At the time my household and I believe it is in my finest curiosity to have a look at different choices to guarantee my play within the NCAA subsequent 12 months.
— Shareef O’Neal (@SSJreef) February 24, 2018
ESPN reported Friday evening that FBI wiretaps intercepted cellphone conversations between Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a runner for agent Andy Miller, whereby the 2 focus on paying $100,000 to make sure potential No. 1 draft decide Deandre Ayton indicators with the Wildcats.
ESPN then reported that Miller won’t coach Arizona’s sport towards Oregon on Saturday.
Ranked No. 29 within the 2018 class, O’Neal is a 6-foot-9 energy ahead from the Crossroads School (California). He averaged 13.9 factors and 6.5 rebounds on the Nike EYBL circuit with the California Supreme AAU program final spring and summer time.
O’Neal did not signal a letter of intent throughout the early signing interval, as an alternative selecting to signal nonbinding monetary help papers with Arizona. As a outcome, O’Neal will not want Arizona to launch him so as to go elsewhere.
Prior to his dedication, Kentucky and LSU, his father’s alma mater, have been regarded as among the many colleges concerned.
Without O’Neal, Arizona’s 2018 class consists of ESPN 100 level guard Brandon Williams, who additionally determined towards signing a binding letter of intent in November.