ASU offers 2017 Georgia wing Alex O'Connell

Arizona State liked what it saw from Georgia wing Alex O'Connell during weekend action and subsequently offered a scholarship.

Alex O'Connell had an impressive showing in this month's evaluation events on the EYBL circuit playing for Team United.  

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley took note. Immediately following the conclusion of play Sunday, Hurley offered the the 6-foot-6, 170 pound O'Connell a scholarship opportunity with the Sun Devils. 

A 2017 wing out of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, O'Connell said he was pleased to pick up the offer. 

"I talked with coach (Bobby) Hurley," O'Connell said. "He likes me a lot. He really wants to get me to Arizona State.  I liked hearing from him and am interested in talking with him and learning more about him and Arizona State." 

ASU joins a growing list of schools pursuing O'Connell, with Auburn, Clemson, Iowa State, Kansas State, Georgia, Ole Miss and Stanford also reportedly involved. 

"The recruiting process is going well for me," he said. "I'm just sort of living it up, being really open with it. I haven't taken any visits recently but will probably take a few this summer, go see some school.

"I'm not really 100 percent sure about which official visits or how many I'll take. I want to just see how things go and then when it comes time to figuring out visits I think I'll have an idea of where I'd like to go."

O'Connell felt like his play has been good of late, including a 22 point, four rebound effort Saturday against Phoenix Family based out of Arizona. 

"Oh yeah, I thought I did pretty good," he said. "I scored the ball well, did some things well.

"I'm just trying to go somewhere that fits my style of play. I see myself as a three level scorer. Hitting threes, driving to the basket and mid-range. That's kind of how I describe myself."


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