For Shaq, this will be his third season at the club, lived in two different stages. In his previous experience in Lleida (2018-2020), Shaquille arrived with the season started to reinforce the team’s inner game. He played 24 Regular League games, averaging 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and a PIR of 10.6 per game. With his 2.03 m tall, Shaquille Cleare arrives to complete the team’s inside game.
“He is a different player from the internal player profile that the squad has. Massine Fall and Ibou Badji dominate the direct blocking situation more and Shaquille has a good one-on-one and dominance of the low-stick situation, ”says coach Gerard Find, satisfied with the arrival. Sports director Joaquín Prado is very satisfied with the arrival of the player. “It comes to increase our collective level. We will be stronger in painting. He left a magnificent sensation in his previous stage both on a sporting and human level ”. Prado confirms the words of Find by stating that he complements very well with the rest of the indoor players (Badji, Massine, Carrera and Rosa) and hopes that, despite not having played preseason with the team and that the league start has already begun , adapt well and quickly and help the team increase its competitiveness.
He began his training and sports career at The Village College in Texas. Subsequently, he trained at the University of Maryland (2012-2014) and at the University of Texas (2015-2017). The 2017-18 season he played in the Swiss league with the Pully Lausanne Foxes shirt of the LNB League (first division) and later he was part of Huracanes de Tampico de México (2018-19) until arriving in Lleida in February 2019. The Last season he was playing in the Portuguese league with Unio Desportiva Oliveirense.