Well, his full name is Shaquille O’Neal Cleare, but his parents were exhibiting an incredible amount of prescience when naming him — this Shaquille grew into a six-foot nine-inch, 280-pound basketball star averaging twenty-six points per game. He’s currently one of the country’s top ranked high school seniors, playing for Houston’s Village School. And he’s attending the University of Maryland next fall, where Terps’ coach Mark Turgeon hopes he will be the key to some new momentum for the team.
Cleare’s interesting life story and positive personality is sure to become a favorite of Maryland fans: the native Bahamian “came from the gutter,” listens to positive music, and recites Bible verses every morning. Plus, he wears Under Armour sneakers. Baltimore likes him already.