Atlantic Coast Conference

Creighton lands Duke transfer O’Connell

12Creighton landed Duke transfer Alex O’Connell, who spent his first three seasons as a reserve for the Blue Devils.

O’Connell has a chance to graduate ahead of schedule and be eligible next season, when the Bluejays return five starters.

“First off, I’d like to thank each and every school that reached out to me and expressed interest during the recruitment process. It’s been an incredible experience,” O’Connell wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “With that being said, I’ve decided to end my recruitment and officially commit to Creighton University. Thanks to Coach (Greg) McDermott and his entire staff for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity.”

O’Connell averaged a career-high 5.2 points and shot 27.3 percent from 3-point range in the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-6 guard from Georgia went to Durham with a reputation as a sharpshooter from the outside.

Creighton runs a perimeter-focused offense thriving on 3-point accuracy.

–Field Level Media

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