All-American joins KCKCC basketball staff

Timeka O’Neal (KCKCC photo)

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.

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