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So what’s really good with DeAndre Ayton and the University of Arizona?

The jig is up — the NCAA is corrupt. Tell us something we didn’t know.

A report surfaced last week regarding both former and current college ballers that allegedly received payments from agents. The list was long and included schools like Duke, North Carolina, and Michigan State, but we learned a lot more over the weekend.

Enter the University of Arizona with one of the wildest cases in the history of college sports when it comes to NCAA violations. Arizona head coach Sean Miller’s conversations over a supposed $100k payment to secure the commitment of DeAndre Ayton have surfaced and it seems that no one is safe at this point.

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FBI wiretaps reportedly include conversations with Arizona coach Sean Miller discussing a $100K payment to secure the commitment of freshman phenom DeAndre Ayton.

We learned Saturday night, prior to Arizona’s Pac 12 matchup versus Oregon, that Sean Miller would not coach but DeAndre Ayton would play. They sure missed their coach during the loss, but faced an even greater one regarding Shaquille O’Neal’s son Shareef.

The Diesel’s son, Shareef O’Neal, announced that he opened up his recruitment again following the Sean Miller news. Its a great call for a kid who was just snubbed from the McDonald’s All-American game.

He wants the opportunity to play in the Big Dance during March and Arizona might not be the best place for him amid this FBI probe.

Shareef has been committed to Arizona since last spring but will look for a new home elsewhere in the coming weeks. He shouldn’t be short of potential suitors. Maybe a Kentucky or Kansas catches his eye during March Madness.

In the meantime, we’re curious if DeAndre Ayton will continue to play well into March when it matters most.

From the looks of it, Sean Miller won’t be joining him. One thing for certain, is the University of Arizona definitely breeds some wild cats.

Shareef O’Neal is the underdog that we should’ve never slept on

Shareef O’Neal, son of the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, recently made his commitment to the University of Arizona, surprising some and also notably not choosing his father’s Alma Mater Louisiana State University.

Shareef spent a majority of his time living in his father’s shadow and has been constantly trying to pave his own in the world of basketball.

His game is naturally compared to his father’s dominant style of play on the court from his posterizing dunks on defenders and his insane rebounding capabilities on both sides of the court.

These are the talents that got Shaq into the hall of fame, a path that Shareef intends to follow in his own way. Earlier on in his basketball career Shareef was labeled a bust due to not having his father’s dominating physique and style of play.

It’s gonna be a battle … I’ll tell you that.

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However, he never let it get to him and let his individual style of play shine through and that is what has led him to become such a great basketball player in high school.

He used the criticism as motivation factor to elevate his game and plays with a chip on his shoulder every time he is on the court.

During the summer he got a chance to play basketball with Quavo of the Migos and it was very intense game, full of trash talk and alley-oops. The game got so intense that Shareef and Quavo had to meet up two other times to settle the score.

The games feature top high school basketball players like Bol Bol and Ron Artest III just to name a few. Ultimately, Huncho pulled out on top but it was a very close game.

Shareef’s style of play is very different from his father’s. He is able to rebound and viciously dunk just like his dad but he has also developed an excellent jump shot that is lethal from anywhere on the court.

Another quality that sets Shareef apart from his dad is his ability to make free throws. It was his dad’s kryptonite but a weakness that Shareef has overcome and strengthened.

Throughout Shareef’s high school career he has been constantly overlooked.

People look at him as if he is an underdog compared to other player like Zion Williamson, Michael Porter Jr., Marvin Bagley, and many of the hottest prospects in basketball. But Shareef is just as talented and dangerous on the court as the players listed above.

Shareef has shown that he has tremendous talent finishing around the basket, defenders don’t stand a chance guarding him in the paint, and he can also mix it up and take his defender to the perimeter.

Despite his diverse basketball skill set he was still denied a spot to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game where the top high school basketball players in the country compete against each other.

LeBron James was kind enough to offer words of encouragement and inspiration to young Shareef, assuring him that he should not be discouraged by this rejection and should instead work harder towards his dream of being in the NBA.

Shareef, however, was not outwardly bummed out that he wasn’t chosen for the McDonald’s All American game and congratulated players that were chosen on his Instagram and left it at that.

Shareef has a promising basketball career ahead of him, already committed to the University of Arizona he has the opportunity to show up and show out at the college level.

He seems to be a level headed kid that is not shaken easily be adversity and is laser focused on finishing his last year playing high school basketball.

Now setting his sights on working his way into NBA, we can’t wait to see the accomplishments and accolades he collects along the way to living his dream.

Here some highlights if you still need convincing.