Shaquille O’Neal’s daughter joins younger brother in committing to TSU
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on August 3, 2021
Shaquille O’Neal’s daughter, Amirah O’Neal, is following in her brother’s footsteps in committing to an HBCU, specifically Texas Southern University. Shaqir O’Neal, 18, announced his commitment to TSU earlier this year.
Amirah is leaving Louisiana State University (LSU) and made an Instagram post announcing her decision with a short caption.
“I see the doubt in they faces, they didn’t think I would make it,” the caption read.
According to LSU, Amirah averaged 17.2 points per game during the 2018-2019 season. She is also a two-time All-state honoree and also earned honors at the 2019 MaxPreps California All-State Girls Team.
Amirah will be coached by TSU’s Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, who is considered one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time. Under Coach Cooper-Dyke, the Texas Southern University women’s basketball team finished 20-10 during the 2019-2020 season and was headed to the SWAC championships before COVID-19 hit.
Amirah is joining a growing roster of new athletes choosing to commit to HBCUs. We can only hope that this trend continues. Welcome to the Tiger Family Amirah!