Shaquille O’ Neal’s Daughter Amirah O’Neal Commits to Texas Southern University

Ball is life in the O’ Neal clan.

Amirah “Mimi” O’Neal, the daughter of NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’ Neal and VH1’s Basketball Wives’ star and executive producer, Shaunie O’ Neal, has committed to play basketball at Texas Southern University, according to an Instagram post.

She was previously a walk-on at her father’s alma mater Louisiana State University, but is now the second family member to bring their talents to Houston after her younger brother, Shaqir, announced in May that he was joining TSU’s men’s basketball program.

“I see the doubt in they faces, they didn’t think I would make it,” she wrote on Instagram.

Amirah is a 6-foot, 1-inch forward who averaged 17.2 points per game as a junior in high school, according to LSU’s website. She also earned the 2019 MaxPreps California All-State Girls Team honorable mention and is a two-time All-State honoree.

She joins a team, led by former WNBA Houston Comets star Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, that finished 20-10 in its 2019-20 season and was headed to the SWAC Championship as the No. 2 seed until COVID-19 nixed the tournament.

Shaqir joins a team ranked ninth nationally in the number of wins since March 2010.

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SOURCE: Houston Chronicle, Monique Welch