UCLA redshirt freshman Shareef O'Neal, the son of Hall of Fame big man Shaquille O'Neal, said Wednesday he's transferring from the Bruins basketball program. O'Neal announced the news on social media after hinting to a move earlier this week, thanking those that got him here and those that have helped him over the last few years.

"A part of my heart will always be at UCLA figuratively and literally," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm looking forward to the next chapter, wherever that may be."

UCLA coach Mick Cronin released a separate statement on Wednesday, saying he met with O'Neal on Tuesday where O'Neal informed him of him decision.