Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
Transfer from St. Joe's who is expected to make an immediate impact this season, pending NCAA approval ... grdauated from St. Joe's and is pursuing a master's degree at UAB.
St. Joseph's (2009-11)
A two-year letterwinner under head coach Phil Martelli at St. Joseph's ... played in 54 games, making 28 starts during his two seasons with the Hawks ... started 28 games during his first season after transferring from Bucknell ... averaged 5.6 points and a team-leading 6.3 rebounds a game ... recorded four double-doubles ... also had seven double-figure scoring games and six double-figure rebounding contests ... had a career-high 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots in a win over Fordham (1/9/10) ... scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Charlotte (2/24/10) ... recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Saint Louis (2/9/10) ... went 6-of-9 from the field for 12 points, eight boards, and three blocks against Massachusetts (2/14/10) ... had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Holy Cross (11/17/09) ... posted a team-high eight rebounds and added nine points against Drexel (11/13/09) ... received the George Senesky Award for academics.
Played in 30 games, with two starts for the Bison ... averaged 4.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16.4 minutes of action ... had a then-career high 14 points and a career-best 13 rebounds against Saint Francis (Pa.) (12/1/07) ... also led the team in blocked shots as a freshman (42) ... transferred from Bucknell after season's end due to a coaching change.
A three-time All-Section 2 First Team selection and four-year letterwinner at Garden Spot High School for head coach Ryan Landis ... averaged over 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks a game during his high school career ... recorded over 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 blocked shots in his career ... team captain ... First Team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League and all-defensive team selection ... top-20 All-Star at Eastern Invitational ... selected to play in the Philadelphia-Maryland All-Star Game and the Jameer Nelson All-Star Classic ... named to the all-star team at the University of Virginia Premier Camp ... recorded 26 points and 13 rebounds in a Donofrio Classic all-star game.
Full name is Todd Edward Frank O'Brien ... born March 3, 1989 in Media, Pa. ... son of Roy and Pam O'Brien ... has two sisters (Kim and Julia) ... father played football at Penn ... mother played basketball at Hood College ... graduated from Saint Joseph's with a degree in economics in August, 2011 ... pursuing master's degree in public administration while at UAB.