Scotty Jr. and Shareef signed contracts with the team after not being drafted in the NBA’s two-round selection process.
Shareef, 22, signed to play for the Lakers on their NBA Summer League squad; Scotty, 21, signed a two-way deal. This means he’ll also play on the summer roster with Shareef and has a good chance of being selected for the regular season.
Yesterday the Lakers had 0 picks in the 2022 draft.
Tonight they walk out of the draft with Max Christie, Scotty Pippen Jr (2-way), Cole Swider (2-way), and Shareef O’Neal (Summer League). pic.twitter.com/2oxbIh4AFI
Shareef, 6’10,” worked out with the Lakers, having his start during his college basketball career at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he redshirted in his first year due to heart surgery. In the 2021-2022 season.
O’Neal averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. Before transferring to LSU, he played one season (2019-2020) at UCLA.