Enjoyed a successful return to the court after suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2007-08 season opener ... Earned starts in first two games, scoring 10 points in each ... Turned in best game of the season in win vs. Louisiana-Lafayette with season highs in points (14), field goals made (6), minutes (32) and his eight rebounds were one shy of season best ... Produced second highest scoring output of the season with 13 at Florida Atlantic, including season highs for free throws attempted (9) and made (7) ... Turned in season highs for minutes played in back to back games, vs. Norfolk State (28), then played 31 minutes the next night vs. Missouri State in the final two games of the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament ... Played second-most minutes of the season at Western Kentucky (30) .... Scored all ten of his points in the final 2:44 of regulation and in overtime in a win at North Texas ... Blue Raiders are 13-3 when O'Neil scores in double figures, including 5-1 this season .... Contributed four assists vs. Trevecca and two steals vs. Houston Baptist ... Grabbed career high nine rebounds vs. SIU-Edwardsville....Played then season high 25 minutes at Vanderbilt ... Hit all six of his free throws at Vanderbilt ...Tied career high with three steals vs. SIU-Edwardsville and matched that with three more vs. UT- Martin ... Was 10-of-10 at the free throw line in games against UC Irvine (6-6) and Norfolk State (4-4) at the Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament ... Tied career high with three steals at Missouri State ... Led team in rebounding for eighth time in his career with eight vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.
Suffered season-ending knee injury early in second half of opener against San Jose State ... Took redshirt year and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Improved in all areas from freshman to sophomore season, increasing his field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, free-throw percentage, rebounding and scoring averages, while earning 23 starts in 32 games played ... Team was 7-1 during the 2006-07 season when he scored double figures, including seven straight wins, and the only setback came in an 11-point performance against Tennessee in the season opener ... Played best basketball down the stretch, averaging team-best 12.3 points in three SBC Tournament games ... Shot 14 of 16 (88 percent) from free-throw line and 44 percent from the field (11 of 25) and averaged 34 minutes in three tournament games ... Registered three of his nine career double-figure scoring games in last four games ... Established career highs for points with 21 and tied career high for field goals made (6) in SBC quarterfinal win at Troy (02/28/07), while also setting personal bests for free throws made (8), attempted (8), and field goal attempts (11), while leading team in scoring for third time in career ... Produced two of his top three career scoring games in two of last three outings ... Scored 17 points vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (01/27/07) ... Led team in scoring for second time in career with 15 in home win vs. Florida Atlantic (02/24/07) for the second-highest scoring game of his career ... Established career highs for field goals made (6) and attempted vs. Fla. Atlantic (02/24/07) and tied season high with two steals ... Had solid all-around game against Tennessee in the opener with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds, which established a new career high ... Enjoyed a strong road trip against Florida International and South Alabama, where his point total wasn't as high; however, his presence on the perimeter keyed the Blue Raiders' defensive charge in each win ... Emerged as the top perimeter defender on a Middle Tennessee team that led the SBC in scoring defense ... Connected on two 3-point attempts against Troy (01/06/07), which set a new career high ... Played career-high 40 minutes at New Orleans, where he produced his fourth career double-figure scoring game with 10.
Sidelined four weeks early in the season with a stress fracture in left foot suffered against Indiana State (11/26/05) ... Earned first career start against South Dakota State ... Collected career-high six rebounds against South Dakota State ... Enjoyed the best game of his Blue Raider career at Florida International (02/04/06) with career highs for points (11), field goals made (3), free throws made (5), rebounds (6), and minutes played (22) ... Hit the deciding two free throws with 21 seconds remaining ... Tied career high with three steals against Denver (02/11/06).
LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Attended Lutheran Christian Academy, a highly regarded prep school in Philadelphia, Pa., for two seasons and helped lead the team to a No. 3 national ranking and a 34-3 record in 2004-05 ... Averaged 16 points, six rebounds, four steals, four assists and two blocks per game on a Lutheran Christian squad that averaged 112 points per game and had 10 Division I signees.
EAST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL
Attended East Side High School in Newark N.J., for three seasons before transferring to Lutheran Christian Academy ... Helped lead team to a state championship, two county championships and two Christmas tournament championships ...Three-year starter and letterwinner in basketball and football ... All-State wide receiver in football ... All-City basketball honoree and All-Conference performer.
Born: Feb. 19, 1985 ... Parents: Joseph O'Neil and Sonya Fortenberry ... Major: Health Education.