O'Neal, who transferred to LSU from UCLA, played in 13 games for the Bruins during the 2019–20 season. He averaged 2.2 points, 2.9 rebounds in roughly 10 minutes of action at UCLA.
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Before his days in a Bruins' uniform, O'Neal played high school basketball at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. He redshirted his first season at UCLA when he underwent heart surgery. O'Neal played as a reserve for the Bruins in 2019–20 season before transferring midseason to LSU.
LSU is slated to begin its 2020-21 season with the Golden Window Classic in Lincoln, Neb.