Shareef O'Neal has had a winding college career, starting at UCLA before playing the last few years at LSU - and now is at another crossroads in his basketball future.
At the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago this week, O'Neal told 247 Sports' Travis Branham that in addition to weighing his professional options: Three schools have emerged for his services. Texas Southern, Jackson State and Memphis.
Why those three: Texas Southern, which is where his younger brother players, Jackson State, coached by his father's former teammate Mo Williams, and Memphis - which is also coached by a former Shaq teammate, Penny Hardaway.
Whichever school gets O'Neal gets a player dripping with talent, that has been mostly unreached at this point. After a scary heart procedure kept him out for a season early in his career, he never got it going at his father's alma mater, averaging just 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds last season.