A video highlighting one of the most dominant college players ever, Shaquille O'Neal. The video was done by Row27 Studios in Minneapolis.
Shaquille O'Neal brought LSU to new heights during his three years with the Tigers and the 7-1 center became a national celebrity in the days of saturation coverage of basketball by the media. But he earned his celebrity status with great play and an intimidation factor that made him the envy of coaches throughout the country.
O'Neal's College Records and Highlights:
-Two-time consensus Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-American, 1991-1992.
-Most Valuable Player on SEC Coaches Defensive Team, 1991-1992.
-National Player of the Year as chosen by the Associated Press (Rupp Award), United Press International, L. A. Gear and Sports Illustrated, 1991.
-Winner of the Tanqueray World Amateur Athlete of the Year Award, 1991.
-Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year, 1991-1992.
-National Player of the Year as chosen by L. A. Gear, 1992 and runner-up for the Naismith Award and the John Wooden Award, 1992.
-Set SEC record for most blocks in a season three consecutive years (115-1990, 140-1991, 157-1992).
-Set SEC record for career blocks with 412. Blocked five or more shots in a game 45 times in 90 career games.
-Set SEC single game record with 12 blocks against Loyola Marymount in Feb. 1990. Blocked 11 shots against Brigham Young in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, setting a then-tournament standard for a single game, 1992.
-Averaged a national sophomore-record 5.0 blocked shots a game, 1991. -National leader in blocked shots (5.2 average), 1992.
-National leader in rebounding (14.7 average), 1991. Second nationally in rebounding (14.0 average), 1992.
-First player to lead the Southeastern Conference in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots in the same season, 1991. Led SEC in rebounding, field goal percentage, blocked shots and second in scoring, 1992. First player to lead the SEC in rebounding three straight seasons since Charles Barkley of Auburn, 1982-84.
-Finished with 1,217 rebounds, seventh all-time in the Southeastern Conference, second all-time at LSU.
-Finished with 1,941 points, fourth all-time at LSU behind only Pete Maravich (3,667-1967-70), Durand Macklin (2,080-1976-78; 79-81) and Howard Carter (1,942-1979-83).
-Career field goal percentage of 61.0 percent is second all-time at LSU and in the SEC (minimum 1,000 attempts).
-Had six career triple-doubles (points, rebounds and blocks in same game).
-Was the third LSU player (Pete Maravich and Chris Jackson) to have at least two 700-plus point seasons at LSU.
-Was the first LSU player to record back-to-back 400-plus rebound seasons.