BATON ROUGE, La. (AP/CBS) — LSU will soon have a permanent fixture of NBA great Shaquille O’Neal executing one of his rim-rocking dunks.

Herb Vincent, LSU associate vice chancellor for communications, tells The Advocate that the university plans to
unveil a bronze, life-size statue of a young “Shaq” dunking in his LSU basketball uniform outside of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center’s new practice facility.

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O’Neal attended LSU from 1989 to 1992 and was twice named an All-American and SEC Player of the Year. In 1991, Shaq won the Adolph Rupp Award given to college basketball’s best player.

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The 900-pound statue would represent the first on campus of a former LSU student.

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