HOUSTON — What’s it like recruiting a high school phenom like Shaquille O’Neal?

Texas Southern head coach Johnny Jones know. He was on LSU’s staff when then-head coach Dale Brown landed the highly-prized center, Jones tells KHOU 11’s Jason Bristol on The Drive.

Jones’ No. 2 seed Texas Southern (19-12, 14-4) meets No. 7 seed Southern (7-24, 6-12) on Tuesday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals at Health & PE Center in Houston.

Texas Southern guard John Jones, Johnny’s son, is also a key contributor for the Tigers.

Texas Southern and Southern split the regular season series at one win apiece.