A six-foot-five forward who has appeared in 59 games during his first two years at Bentley ... playing time increased three-fold from his freshman to sophomore seasons ... career averages of 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds.
2010-11 Season: Was the team’s top post player off the bench, playing 15.1 minutes a game ... averaged 6.3 points and 2.8 rebounds while seeing action in all 32 games ... was second on team in blocks (20) and third in offensive rebounds (38) despite being seventh in minutes ... scored in doubles seven times ... gave Falcons career-best 14 points in 21 minutes Dec. 12 at Bridgeport ... 13 points at Saint Rose Jan. 26 ... other career bests included six rebounds at Stonehill Feb. 23 and four offensive boards against Bloomfield in the NCAA regional final Mar. 15 ... blocked four shots twice, Jan. 11 vs. AIC and in the Feb. 23 Stonehill game.
2009-10 Season: Appeared in 27 games and averaged 5.3 minutes, 1.1 points and 1.3 rebounds ... had a high of nine points in the UMass-Lowell game Dec. 2, all in the first half ... netted seven points against Saint Rose Jan. 26, hitting three of four shots including his first career three-pointer ... five rebounds and 12 minutes in NE-10 quarters against UMass-Lowell Mar. 1 were both season-highs.
Before Bentley: 2009 graduate of Lexington High School, where he was a four-year state tournament participant, three-year league all-star, a two-year captain and the 2009 Middlesex League co-MVP ... two-time Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic ... helped Minutemen to 19-1 record and Division I North semifinals ... had a 32-point game against Springfield Cathedral as a junior ... was nominated for McDonald’s All-American Basketball Games ... played in New England All-Star Challenge ... came to Bentley from same high school that produced past Bentley players Lew Finnegan ’09, Danny Lawson ’07 and Shaun Murphy ’91.
Personal: Has not selected a major ... age as of Nov. 15, 2010: 20 ... son of Jim and Heather O’Keefe ... has two brothers, Jimmy (22) and Chris (17) ... Jimmy played basketball at Bates College from 2006-10 ... has volunteered with LABBB early childhood program and the Nashoba Learning Group hoops program.