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Height: 6'6"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
City/State: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Milton


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 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 his 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

 Played in 36 games and earned his first career start late in the season at Georgia Tech (2/11)
 Averaged 3.3 points and 1.4 rebounds, while playing 10.4 minutes per contest
 Made 22 of his 45 attempts from three-point range, which was statistically the best percentage on the team
 Played 13 minutes in his Duke debut against Elon in the season opener (11/10), scoring eight points and making both of his three-point attempts
 Scored 10 points, which included 4-of-5 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range against Furman (11/20)
 Followed that with nine points against Portland State in the opening round of the PK80 in Portland (11/23)
 Played a career-high 29 minutes against Texas in the PK80 (11/24) and posted a career-high six rebounds
 Notched a career-high 13 points in 15 minutes of action against Wake Forest (1/13)
 Followed that 10 days later at Wake Forest (1/23) by hitting 3-of-3 from the field for seven points and two steals
 Poured in 11 points on 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-5 from distance at North Carolina (2/8)
 Made his first career start at Georgia Tech (2/11), playing 22 minutes with three points, four rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot

High School
• Ranked No. 85 overall and No. 20 among shooting guards in the 2017 high school class by ESPN
• Rated No. 55 overall by and No. 66 by
• Named Atlanta/North Fulton Player of the Year and Class 7A Region 5 Player of the Year as a senior in 2017
• Claimed second-team All-Metro Atlanta and second-team Class 7A all-state accolades following his senior season Earned All-Class 7A South honors and was named to the North Senior Boys All-Star Team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association in 2017
• Named to the 2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp, averaging 9.5 points per game
• Averaged 14.1 points per game for Team United on the EYBL circuit in 2016
• Scored 22.1 points per game for Milton on his way to Georgia Class 6A all-state honors as a junior in 2016

• Born Alex David O’Connell on June 2, 1999, in Baltimore
• Son of David and Crystal O’Connell
• Father played basketball at Duke from 1973-76
• Has and older brother, Shawn, who played basketball at UNC Wilmington, and a younger brother, Brady

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