BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Shareef O’Neal

Class of 2018 forward Shareef O’Neal of Santa Ana, Calif., is making a name for himself this season. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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(Photo: Jon Lopez)

Shareef O’Neal (Santa Monica, Calif.), Crossroads School
Height: 6’10”
Position: Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: January 14, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

It was a tough day offensively for O’Neal as he did not connect on any of the 11 shots that he took. He did, however, grab 11 boards and block two shots. Right now he reminds me of A.J. Davis (UCF junior) in that he has length, face-up skill and prefers a finesse game. He tends to float around the perimeter offensively and settles for jumpers rather than taking the action to the hole. However, a 6-11 player with wing skill should not be a player to count out. Once he develops physically, he could turn the corner in his production.

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

O’Neal is a stretch 4 who can also battle on the interior. He hit the spot up 3 and even showed a nice fadeaway jumper in the pinch post.

Highlights of O’Neal courtesy of Home Team Hoops



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at [email protected]

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB