by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Timeka O’Neal, one of Johnson County Community College’s finest point guards, has joined the women’s basketball coaching staff at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
A third team NJCAA All-American as a JCCC sophomore in 2014, O’Neal continued her collegiate career at the University of Kansas where she finished second on the Jayhawks’ all-time list of most accurate 3-point shooters.
Netting 42 of 117 3-point attempts for 35.9.percent in 28 games this past season, she also finished fourth in the Big 12 and was a Big 12 Player of the Week. She graduated this past spring with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.
“We are very pleased and excited to add Timeka to our staff,” KCKCC head coach Joe McKinstry said. “Her basketball resume speaks for itself and I have no doubt her experience will be a tremendous asset for our players and our program,”
In her two seasons as a starter at JCCC, O’Neal led the Lady Cavaliers to a 60-4 record and two Jayhawk Conference championships. She finished her Cavalier career ranked seventh on JCCC’s assist chart (284), fourth in free throw percentage (.796), 11th in 3-point goals (105) and 26th in scoring (695). In double figures 37 times, she averaged 11.2 points, 3.6 assists and 4.6 assists in her two-year career.
An All-Region and All-Jayhawk first team selection as a sophomore, O’Neal earned WBCA All-American honorable mention in addition to being named an NJCAA All-American. Averaging 5.1 assists and 11.7 points, the Cavaliers were 30-2 and ranked No. 2 in the final NJCAA poll.
A 2012 graduate of Raytown High School, O’Neal was the Player of the Year in the Suburban Mid Seven Conference as a senior and a four-time all-conference selection. Averaging in double figures in scoring all four years, she averaged 20 points as a senior and was selected to play in the MO-KAN All-Star Challenge.
A U.S. Army academic award winner, she helped lead Raytown to four conference championships and was a three-time All-District selection.