NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: PF||FROM: LSU||HT: 6-9||WT: 215|
|BORN: 1/11/00||YEAR: Jr.||WING: 7-0||REACH: NA|
Shaq’s son is a high level power forward prospect who possesses nice athleticism and an emerging offensive game. He’s raw and not yet consistent but he shows flashes of what he can become. If he puts it all together he’ll have a long NBA career.
O’Neal is a fluid 6-9 athlete who is well coordinated, has good strength and a solid build. He runs the court well and has nice leaping ability, allowing him to make plays above the rim. He’s a high level dunker and has nice touch around the basket. On the defensive end he show’s great timing as a weak-side shot blocker and impressive length and leaping ability.
Although he projects as a power forward, O’Neal shows a lot of wing traits and is developing nice perimeter skills including an improved handle and expanded range on his jumper. He has a very smooth release on his shot and can hit out to college three. He shoots from a high spot with good rhythm and excellent form.
His ability to play on the wing at his size is impressive. If he can continue to develop his ball skills he’ll be a load to handle.
Doesn’t have ideal size to bang in the paint and lacks upper body strength.
Needs to play with a more consistent motor and pick up the effort on the defensive end. His feel for the game is about average.