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Quavo’s a better athlete than most athletes

Jun 23, 2017

Quavo's a two-sport superstar who just happens to be a chart-topping rapper.

Everyone knows Migos hitmaker and master of the triplet flow master Quavo can dominate in the booth, but did you know he can dominate on the hardwood as well? That’s what current University of Arizona basketball commit and Shaquille O’Neal scion Shareef O’Neal learned in a recent pickup game, and the game highlights speak for themselves:

Shareef doesn’t want to wait to get back at it, either, and perhaps salvage some of that dignity he left on the court:

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And we can’t emphasize this enough: Shareef isn’t just Shaq’s son; he’s the 18th ranked high school player in the country, and a likely lottery pick in three years.

Incredibly, basketball isn’t the only sport Quavo counts among his strengths, either: The Artist Formerly Known As¬†Quavious Marshall was a record-setting starting quarterback Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, where he went to school with his future bandmate Offset (then called Kiari Kendrell Cephus). The young Quavious led the county is passing yards and set records for completions before graduating, and going on to music stardom.

Migos fans recently got some confirmation of Quavo’s passing acumen in this behind-the-scenes video from a Champs spot:

“He was a joy to coach; he made it fun,” Quavo’s former football coach John Thompson told Bleacher Report. “You’d always hear him singing in the locker room,” Thompson continued. “One time, I was talking to him about his grades and everything, and he said, ‘Coach, I got you with the grades, but I just want to get out of here and make music.’ He was adamant: He was going to be successful in the music industry.” Well, look how that turned out. Most high schoolers who say that, even ones with promising football and basketball skills, don’t end up with a #1 Billboard hit and a slew of successful releases, but Quavo isn’t most people.

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