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2022 NBA Draft: Shareef O’Neal has predraft workout with Lakers

Shareef O’Neal found his way into the Lakers facility on Tuesday as part of the team’s latest crop of prospects brought in for a predraft workout. It was previously reported that Shareef, son of NBA and Lakers legend Shaq, would workout with the team ahead of the draft.

Here’s a full list of the prospects in Tuesday’s workout.

Jordan Hall – St. Joseph’s
Cole Swider – Syracuse
Orlando Robinson – Fresno State
Kyler Edwards – Houston
Isaiah Whaley – UConn
Shareef O’Neal – LSU

O’Neal’s basketball career hasn’t been quite what he or others anticipated it would be when he was a four-star prospect in high school. A heart condition and various other injuries derailed him from getting on the court at either UCLA or LSU, his father’s alma mater that he transferred to after a season after a season with the Bruins.

Across 37 games in college, O’Neal averaged 2.6 points and 3.0 rebounds on 40.5% shooting from the field and 20.8% shooting from 3-point range. He attempted just 24 3-pointers in that span and only 84 total shots in three years of college basketball.

Swider’s workout on Tuesday is his second with the Lakers during this predraft process. Previously, Swider was part of the second workout announced by the team on May 27.

Orlando Robinson is the only other prospect on the radar for most teams. Sam Vecenie of The Athletic ranks him at No. 74 in his list of the top 100 prospects. Here’s a snippet of the summary he gives of Robinson:

Robinson is kind of an older-school, post-up big. He’s a good, productive post player. It’s just hard to find a ton of value for these heavier-footed bigs in today’s NBA. He’d need to be a pretty lights-out shooter in order to make it work, given how few post opportunities he would get in the league today.

Robinson is the only player listed on Vecenie’s top 100 prospects in this workout. For a full list of players the Lakers have announced workouts for during the predraft process, visit our tracker.

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