Sons of Shaquille O’Neal and Manute Bol Turn Head-to-Head Matchup Into a Dunk-Off

Bryan Brandom
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Some of the NBA's best players are the sons of former league members: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, and Al Horford all had dads in the league back in the day.

This past weekend, two other hopeful future NBA players with progenitors who spent time in the league met during a high school California Southern Section Open Division first-round playoff matchup—Shareef O'Neal, the son of Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal, and Bol Bol, the seven-foot offspring of former shot-blocking specialist Manute Bol. Both are high school juniors.

While Bol's team took the victory handily—his Mater Dei squad is ranked No. 5 nationally, and won 80-44—O'Neal posted the better individual performance, scoring 20 to Bol's 12.

Though both showed touch from outside—particularly O'Neal, who has perimeter skills to go with a 6'9" frame—they each got their share of crowd-wowing dunks in too.

O'Neal already has multiple scholarship offers from NCAA powerhouses like Georgetown and Arizona, whil also drawing interest from the likes of Kansas and Kentucky. Bol has offers from Kansas, Arizona, and USC.