Alex O’Connell Enters the Transfer Portal

In General Information, Latest News, Results/Thoughts by Brian Horace1 Comment

Junior guard Alex O’Connell has entered the transfer portal. O’Connell averaged 5.2 points in 29 games this season and started 6 games for the Blue Devils.

2019-20

  • Appeared in 29 games with six starts
  • Averaged career-highs with 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game
  • Went 5-of-12 from the field for 12 points to go with five rebounds and a career high-tying three assists against Notre Dame (2/15)
  • Contributed 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three assists in 15 minutes off the bench at Syracuse (2/1)
  • Scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting at Georgia Tech (1/8)
  • Scored 14 points, including 12 on 4-of-5 shooting in the second half, and added four rebounds against Brown (12/28)
  • Netted seven points and grabbed five boards in the ACC opener at Virginia Tech (12/6)
  • Shot 3-of-6 from three-point range and finished with 14 points and a season-high six rebounds against Colorado State (11/8)
  • Notched a career-high three steals to go with nine points in the win over No. 3 Kansas (11/5)

2018-19

  • Played in 36 games and made a career-high seven starts, averaging 14.0 minutes per game
  • His scoring and rebounding averages of 4.4 and 1.9, respectively, were each career highs
  • Shot .447 from the field and .375 from three-point range
  • Scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range with three rebounds in the Champions Classic win over Kentucky (11/6)
  • Logged eight points, three boards and matched his career high with three steals in 21 minutes against Eastern Michigan (11/14)
  • Recorded his first of five double-digit scoring efforts for the season with 13 points in the Stetson win (12/1)
  • Played a then career-high 34 minutes against Syracuse at Cameron Indoor (1/14) with 16 points, three assists, three boards and two steals – his performance came with Cam Reddish out (illness) and Tre Jones injured in the opening minutes
  • Earned his first of five consecutive starts – in the absence of Zion WilliamsonHear how to pronounce Zion Williamson – in a key road win at Syracuse (2/23) with a career-high 20 points and five rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range
  • Played 30 minutes in the Miami win (3/2) with 11 points on 5-of-8 from the field and four rebounds
  • Scored seven points with a pair of rebounds in the win over North Dakota State (3/22) in the NCAA First Round
  • Learned he would start just minutes before the win over Virginia Tech (3/29) in the Sweet 16 with Reddish out (knee) and delivered a career-high 35 minutes with four points, two assists and a career high seven boards

Comments

  1. It truly is a sad day. . That news is far worse than the season ending abruptly. One of my favorite players ever to play for the Blue Devils. Alex, the grass is not always greener on the other side. But I wish you the best. Wherever you go, you’ll always be part of the Brotherhood. Have a safe and successful journey.
    Blue Devil 4 Life (BD4L) . . .

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