OConnell comes from a basketball family. His father was a 6'4' shooting guard at Duke in the late 70's. His brother is a 6'8' rising junior at Georgia Southern. Well, the younger brother, Alex, has a chance to be the best of the lot.

Throughout three sessions of the EYBL, OConnell has shown he is ready to step out. He is averaging 14 points on 51% shooting from the field. He has shown more diversity to his game than given credit for. While he is a good shooter, OConnel is much more than that. He is an explosive athlete, who can attack the paint and finish well above the rim in traffic.

His periphery numbers are very good also, averaging close to 4 boards as well as an assist and steal per game.

Playing for Team United on the EYBL, OConnell doesn't really have a lot of sets that are run for him. Labeled as just a shooter, he quickly opens onlooker's eyes that he is more. During the April Live Period, college coaches saw this, as he picked up offers from Iowa St, Georgia Tech, Arizona St, Tulane, Charlotte to add to his 14 offers already in tow.

OConnell is only getting better. Though ridiculously productive, OConnell is very slender right now. However, with his natural explosion and skill set, his upside is very high. Some onlookers suggest Rex Chapman, but he may be more similar to Brent Barry. Whichever the case, he carries buy now stock.

*Photo Credit Andrew Slater @aslater247