Shaquille O’Neal was a dominant force long before he entered the NBA and got drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1992.
Back in Louisiana State University (LSU), O’Neal was already basically unguardable.
Shaq was an absolute terror on the court with his ability to run, pass, rebound, block shots and score in the paint.
O’Neal played three seasons with LSU, averaging 21.6 points, 13.5 rebounds and 30.5 minutes per game. In total, he appeared in 90 games.
O’Neal was the first LSU player to record back-to-back 400-plus rebound seasons. He was the national leader in rebounding (averaging 14.7 rpg) in 1991. O’Neal also was the first player to lead the Southeastern Conference in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots in the same season, 1991. Shaq was also the first player to lead the SEC in rebounding three straight seasons since Charles Barkley of Auburn, 1982-84.
O’Neal went on to become just as dominant in the NBA, being selected to 15 all-star Games, and winning 4 NBA titles (three with Los Angeles Lakers, one with Miami Heat).
He is considered to be among the best centers ever to play in the NBA. O’Neal played in 1207 NBA games (1197 started), averaging 23.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.3 bpg in 34.7 minutes of action.
Below is a compiled footage of Shaq’s highlights from LSU:
Want more of Shaquille O’Neal? Check out the links below:
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