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Height: 6'6"
Weight: 183
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Milton


 A three-point sharpshooter who gives Duke length on the perimeter
 Played in 36 games as a freshman and made one start
 Knocked down nearly 50 percent of his threes as a rookie

 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 two brothers, Shawn and Brady

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