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Royce O'Neale 00

Royce  O'Neale


Killeen, Texas

High School:
Harker Heights HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215



No. 5 Seed MBB Takes On No. 12 Seed Yale in First Round

Baylor and Yale will be meeting for the first time.


MBB Falls Short to Georgia State in NCAA Tournament, 57-56

Taurean Prince led the Bears with 18 points.


No. 16 MBB Falls to No. 9 Kansas in Big 12 Semifinals

Kenny Chery scored 20 points and Rico Gathers added 11 points and 13 rebounds for Baylor


Baylor, Kansas State Postgame Notes

Baylor 69, Kansas State 42


No. 19 MBB Races Past No. 15 West Virginia, 87-69

Rico Gathers led the team with 17 points and 15 rebounds in upset win over the Mountaineers.


Men's Basketball vs. Georgia State

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-2nd Round-Baylor vs Georgia State (USATSI)


Men's Basketball NCAA Round 2 Practice



Baylor Men's Basketball Selection Show



Big 12 Tournament: #4 Seed Baylor vs. #1 Seed Kansas

Big 12 Tournament: #4 seed Baylor falls to #1 seed Kansas, 62-52


Baylor vs. West Virginia - Big 12 Championship

Baylor earned its school-record 7th win over a Top 25 opponent this season by beating No. 18 West Virginia 80-70

Throwback forward, played two seasons at Baylor after transferring from Denver prior to 2013-14 season ... Graduated in May 2015 and began professional career overseas, playing in Germany and Spain ... Signed first NBA contact with Utah Jazz in July 2017 ... Helped Bears to first-ever back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances ... Team went 50-22 in two seasons ... Scored in double figures 24 times in two seasons at BU, and team went 22-2 in those games ... Started 64 consecutive games against Division I opponents after coming off bench in first seven contests as a Bear ... Scored 1,268 career points over 134 games of Division I experience, including 101 starts ... Became first player in program history with post 200+ rebounds (205) and 100+ assists (110) in a season in 2013-14 ... Started all 32 games as sophomore at DU, earning third-team All-WAC honors ... Recorded five double-doubles over two seasons at Denver and four double-doubles in two seasons at Baylor.

2014-15 (SENIOR, BAYLOR)
Academic All-Big 12, Second Team
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
(spring 2015)
Dean's List (spring 2015)
Started all 33 games played, averaging 10.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per game ... Ranked 11th in Big 12 with 5.8 rebounds per game, eighth with 3.4 assists per game, 12th with 1.5 3-pointers made per game, fourth with 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio, 12th with 2.0 offensive rebounds per game, 14th with 3.8 defensive rebounds per game and sixth with 32.1 minutes per game ... Missed only one game, sat out to rest vs. Huston-Tillotson (1/21) ... Recorded fourth double-double of Baylor career with team-highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds, added five assists, two blocks and two steals in 38 minutes of win vs. Stephen F. Austin (11/24) ... Followed with 16 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes of win vs. Memphis (11/27) ... Had first 20-point game of season with team-high 22 points in 33 minutes of three-point win at Vanderbilt (12/4) ... Posted career-high 23 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including career-best 5-of-6 from 3-point range, in win vs. Norfolk State (12/30) ... Helped Baylor defeat No. 11 Iowa State with team-high 15 points, six rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes of one-point win ... Scored 10 points and added five rebounds in win vs. No. 19 Oklahoma (1/24) ... Led Baylor to win vs. No. 19 Texas (1/31) with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes ... Had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and career-high four steals in win at No. 15 West Virginia (2/7) ... Had 10 points and four assists in Baylor's first-ever win in Ames, as Bears knocked off No. 12 Iowa State (2/25) ... Posted 18 points and season-high seven assists in win vs. No. 20 West Virginia (2/28) ... Had 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and zero turnovers in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal win vs. No. 18 West Virginia, giving Baylor a school-record seventh win vs. ranked opponents ... Recorded nine points and eight boards in 37 minutes of NCAA Tournament loss to Georgia State (3/19).

2013-14 (JUNIOR, BAYLOR)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring 2014)
Played in all 38 games, starting final 31 contests after coming off bench for first seven ... Averaged 7.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27.3 minutes per game ... Tied for team lead with .520 field goal percentage (92-of-177) and 34 steals, ranked second with 110 assists and fourth with 205 rebounds ... Shot .468 on 3-point attempts, connecting on 29 of 62 ... Came on strong at end of season, recording double-digit rebounds in six of final 10 games after not doing so at all over first 28 contests ... Also scored in double figures in seven of final 15 contests and doing so only three times in first 23 games ... Averaged 8.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and team-high 3.6 assists over seven postseason games between Big 12 Championship and NCAA Tournament ... Posted 11.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game with two double-doubles over Baylor's four games at Big 12 Championship ... Led team with 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in NCAA Tournament, while averaging 5.3 points per game over three contests ... Scored in double figures in all three games at Maui Invitational, despite coming off bench in all three ... Joined starting lineup after team's return to Waco, but went 16 straight games without scoring in double figures before doing so in seven of final 15 contests ... Had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes at TCU (2/12), snapping string of single-digit scoring games ... Had career day in crucial win at West Virginia (2/22), connecting on all eight shots, including four 3-pointers, to post 22 points, six rebounds, six assists and zero turnovers in 29 minutes ... Had first double-double of BU career with 16 points and 12 rebounds in win vs. Texas Tech (3/1) ... Posted 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Big 12 Championship win vs. TCU (3/12) ... Recorded another double-double the following day with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Oklahoma (3/13) ... Had eight points and 10 boards in win vs. Texas (3/14) and 10 points and six boards in title game loss to Iowa State (3/15) ... Led team in assists in all three NCAA Tournament games, posting four vs. Nebraska (3/21), eight vs. Creighton (3/23) and four vs. Wisconsin (3/27) ... Also had 10 rebounds vs. NU and 10 points vs. Creighton.

Started all 32 games for Denver squad that went 22-10 and shared Western Athletic Conference regular-season title with 16-2 record ... Named third-team All-WAC after averaging 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game ... Ranked fourth in WAC in assists and fifth in minutes per game (34.5) ... Led team in scoring seven times and rebounding on 16 occasions ... Earned Denver's Vince Boryla `49 Pioneer Award ... Picked up WAC Player of the Week honors (12/17) after posting 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes of win vs. Nebraska-Omaha (12/15) ... Scored career-high 22 points against both Southern Miss (11/27) and Mercer (12/5) ... Had fifth career double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in win vs. UTSA (1/6) ... Played career-high 43 minutes in OT win at Utah State (2/14).

Saw action in 31 games, including five starts ... Named Denver's Most Valuable Freshman after averaging 9.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game ... Shot 51.3 percent from the field ... Averaged 11.4 points per game in Sun Belt Conference play, which ranked third on team ... Also averaged 6.5 rebounds per game in league play ... Led SBC and ranked 31st nationally with 86.5 percent free throw shooting ... Ranked seventh in Sun Belt in shooting, 14th in rebounds and tied for 28th in scoring ... Posted then-career highs with 21 points and 13 rebounds at Louisiana-Lafayette (2/2) ... Recorded seven steals, one shy of Denver school record, against North Texas (2/26) ... Posted three double-doubles and had career-high seven assists in two games.

Led Killeen's Harker Heights High School to 28-6 record and Texas 5A regional quarterfinals as senior in 2010-11 ... Averaged 16.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game ... Earned 2011 first-team All-District 8 honors ... Played in Texas Hall of Fame Regional All-Star Game ... Set school records for rebounds in a season (364) and single-game scoring (39) and rebounding (21) marks ... Recorded 22 career double-doubles, including 18 during 2010-11 senior season.

Full name is Royce Khalil O'Neale ... Born June 5, 1993, in Killeen, Texas ... Son of Roy O'Neale and Deborah Kingwood ... General studies major.


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