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Zaire O'Neil
Zaire  O'Neil
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newark, N.J.

High School:
Malcolm X Shabazz

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
12/13/1995


02/28/2016

@GTWBB Wins Fourth-Straight; Defeats Wake Forest

The Yellow Jackets won 66-51 against Wake Forest at home on Senior Day

02/25/2016

@GTWBB Holds off Pittsburgh, 66-60

The Yellow Jackets won their third-straight game, defeating Pitt 66-60

02/14/2016

@GTWBB Uses Complete Effort to Defeat Clemson

Five Yellow Jackets scored in double figures as Tech beat Clemson 77-48

02/06/2016

@GTWBB Travels to Syracuse on Sunday

The Yellow Jackets and Orange play at 2 p.m. on Sunday on ESPN3

01/28/2016

@GTWBB Falls to No. 3 Notre Dame, 54-42

Aaliyah Whiteside scores 12 points

03/04/2016

@GTWBB Falls to Louisville, 60-50, in ACC Quarterfinal

Louisville 60, Georgia Tech 50

12/30/2015

Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame

The Yellow Jackets take on Notre Dame.

02/19/2015

Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech (USATSI)

2016-17 (Junior): Saw action in all 37 games this season, starting in 26 ... ACC Player of the Week Jan. 6 ... #ncaaW Starting Five pick week of Jan. 8 ... Led team in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game ... Efficient shooter, connecting on 50.0 percent (187-370) from the field ... Finished second on the team in rebounding, averaging 5.7 rebounds per game ... Scored in double-figures 24 times, including seven games of 20-plus points ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season ... Capped the season with a 21-point performance against Michigan (4/1) in the title game of the WNIT ... Posted double-double against WSU (3/29) of 20 pts and 16 rebounds to advance the Jackets to the WNIT title game ... Contributed 15 points in Tech's WNIT win over Alabama (3/26) to clinch a spot in the semifinals ... Added 14 points against MTSU (3/23) in the WNIT, all scored in the second half ... Posted 12 points in both games of the ACC Tournament ... Scored 14 points against Pittsburgh (2/19) ... Contributed 16 points at North Carolina (2/16) ... Had streak of scoring 20-plus points in three games straight ... Set new career-high in second straight game, pouring in 28 points against NC State (2/9) on 10-of-16 shooting ... Tied career-high at the free throw line, going 8-of-10 against the Wolfpack ... Posted 25 points against Virginia Tech (2/5) on 9-of-16 shooting for second straight game with 20+ points ... Matched then-career-high of 24 points at Virginia (2/2) going 12-of-20 from the field ... Notched first double-double of the season with career-high 14 rebounds against the Cavaliers ... Pitched in a team-high 19 points at Clemson (1/29) ... Contributed 12 points against No. 6 Florida State (1/26) ... Scored 22 points at Wake Forest (1/22) on 11-of-14 shooting ... Had second straight game in double-figures scoring 13 points against No. 24 Syracuse (1/15) ... Had second straight game in double-figures scoring 13 points against No. 24 Syracuse (1/15) ... Posted 12 points and eight rebounds in win at Boston College (1/12).

2015-16 (Sophomore): Played in 24 games, making one start ... Averaged 6.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.2 minutes ... Missed first nine games recovering from knee injury that sidelined her toward end of 2014-15 season ... Scored in double figures four times ... Made season debut vs. Samford (Dec. 13) ... Scored six points in eight minutes ... Chipped in 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five boards in 10 minutes vs. North Carolina (Jan. 14) ... Added 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting in season-high 24 minutes at Clemson (Jan. 24) ... Pulled down season-high six rebounds twice - at Virginia Tech (Feb. 4) and at Pitt (Feb. 25) ... Added 12 points in 19 minutes vs. Clemson (Feb. 14) ... Scored season-high 16 points with six rebounds in 19 minutes at Pitt (Feb. 25) ... Scored five points in each of Tech's two WNIT games vs. Mercer (March 17) and Tulane (March 21).

2014-15 (True Freshman): 
Played in 31 games, starting 21 ... Averaged 11.3 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per game ... Led team with 36 blocks, averaging 1.2 blocks per game, which was 12th in ACC ... Her 11.3 points per game finished 29th in league ... Averaged 3.2 offensive rebounds per game, which was eighth in ACC ... Averaged 10.9 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game during conference games ... Missed two WNIT games because of torn ACL ... Scored in double figures in 22 games ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Scored in double figures in 11 conference games ... Scored at least 20 points in three games ... Had double figure scoring streak that spanned from at Notre Dame (Jan. 22) to vs. Notre Dame (Feb. 19) and included eight games ... Had 10 games with at least three assists ... Recorded first career double-double, leading Yellow Jackets in both points, 24, and rebounds, 13, vs. Central Arkansas (Dec. 14) ... Scored 20 points vs. Louisiana Tech (Dec. 30) ... Scored 15 points, had two blocks at Boston College (Jan. 8) and scored game-winning layup with 1:08 left ... Recorded second career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds at Virginia (Jan. 25) ... Had double-double vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 1) with 15 points and 10 rebounds ... Had five blocks vs. Syracuse (Feb. 8) while scoring 10 points ... Notched fourth double-double (17 pts, 11 reb.) while recording career-high six blocks vs. NC State (Feb. 12) ... Led Tech at Miami (Feb. 15) with 13 points and had five blocks ... Led Tech with 20 points and six rebounds vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (Feb. 19) ... At ACC Tournament, scored 10 points vs. Clemson (March 4) and recorded double-double vs. North Carolina (March 5) with team-high 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Prep: Was ranked as No. 12 recruit in ELITE Prospect's top 100 players for Class of 2014 and No. 5 forward in country ... Tabbed as 10th best forward in nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz and was ranked as 39th overall ... Earned five-stars and scout's grade of 97 from web site as well ... Checked in at No. 49 by Blue Star Basketball Report ... Helped Shabazz win second consecutive NJSIAA/ShopRite Tournament of Champions title by scoring team-high 28 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and recording four blocked shots in 2014 ... Was ranked No. 1 in New Jersey in Star-Ledger Top 20 and No. 4 team in nation by USA Today Super 25 rankings ... Had 19 points and eight rebounds in NJSIAA/ShopRite Group 1 tournament final, helping Shabazz win seventh straight group title ... Won Essex County Title, SEC Conference and state title all four years of high school with Shabazz ... As senior, named MVP of Mecca Tournament and was honored on All-Tournament team of West Coast Jamboree and the Essex County tournament ... Finished career at Shabazz more than 1,600 career points, 1,000 career rebounds, 250 blocks and 200 assists ... As junior, averaged 14.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game as junior for Bulldogs and led them to 33-1 record ... Had large part in helping Shabazz win NJSIAA Group Two State Title and aided squad to Tournament of Champions title ... Shabazz finished 2012-13 season at No. 1 in Top 15 power rankings and ranked as preseason #2 team ... As a junior, named First Team All-MSG Varsity New Jersey selection and was honored as Essex City Player of the Year for 2013 ... As sophomore and a junior, was All-State selection ... Also named All-County in 2012 and Freshman of the Year in 2011 ... As sophomore, she was Second Team All-MSG Varsity New Jersey selection.

Personal: Born December 13, 1995 in Newark, N.J ... Daughter of Toinette and late Joseph O'Neil ... Mother, Toinette O'Neil, played basketball at Montclair State and Norfolk State (1985-86) ... Father, Joseph O'Neil, played basketball at St. Francis (1983-87) and played overseas in Barcelona ... Brother, Calvin O'Neil, played basketball at Middle Tennessee (2006-10) and in Iceland ... Brother Zakee Boyd played for Wright State (2005-09) and in Puerto Rico and brother Carl "CJ" O'Neil played at the Berkley College (NJ) from 2010-14 ... Also played tennis and threw shot put and discus on track and field team at Shabazz for all four years ... Won City Tennis Championship in 2012 and was Group Two State Finalist in Discus in 2012 ... President of senior class, member of National Honor Society and has been on Honor Roll every year ... Was also member of National Honor Society for Science ... Was on Bio Gio Chemistry Aquatic Team ... Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, athletics, and family atmosphere ... Lists most memorable athletic accomplishment as winning back-to-back Tournament of Champions titles.

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