Kennesaw State is staying busy on the recruiting trail, and in doing so, presented an offer to forward Sean O’Brien out of Mundelein High School in Illinois. The 6’6″ 190 pound O’Brien has “a unique ability to blow by defenders on the dribble-drive, rise up and drain three-pointers — or finish above the rim” and is “a match-up nightmare for opposing teams,” according to Derek Reinglass of the Chicago Sun Times.
“He is a point guard in a 6-foot-6 body because, when he was younger and only 6-foot-2, he learned guard skills,” says Taylor Bell of CSNChicago.com. O’Brien’s high school coach Richard Knar told the Sun Times, “He’s like a 6-foot-6 point guard who can score from anywhere, and has tremendous court awareness. He’s had an all-conference, all-area, all-state type of season. It’s just been a fantastic year for him, and he’s only going to get better.” O’Brien averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4 blocks per game for his junior season.
He also has scholarship offers from Atlantic Sun rival Florida Gulf Coast in addition to Elon, Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Northern Illinois, , Nebraska-Omaha, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, and Western Michigan.
O’Brien starting to scratch the surface. — CSNChicago.com 5/30/12
Sean O’Brien has five scholarship offers so far. –Chicago Sun Times 7/6/12
O’Brien’s fantasy year continues. –Chicago Sun Times 2/10/12
Chicago Tribune for the picture