July 16, 2015 When we last talked to Joey O’Dwyer in February he was fielding some Division III interest, and had just taken a visit to Arcadia (PA) Since then his stock has risen, and his coaches have received some inquiries…
July 16, 2015
When we last talked to Joey O’Dwyer in February he was fielding some Division III interest, and had just taken a visit to Arcadia (PA)
Since then his stock has risen, and his coaches have received some inquiries from a number of Division I programs.
“My high school coach and my AAU coach have received some calls from Navy, Stony Brook, Rider, Radford, Loyola (MD) and that’s it for right now. And York College (PA) is another new school that has been showing me some interest,” said O’Dwyer.
“My coaches talked to those coaches earlier in the summer, and they just wanted to see how I was doing and how’d they thought I’d do in the live periods and next year.”
The Dulaney shooting guard mentioned D3s York College and Hood College have been to his games, and cited them as programs pursuing him the most right now.
He has plans to visit another D3, Saint Mary’s, sometime in the late summer — before his senior starts.
“I’ve talked to them, and it seems like a great coaching staff and I’ve heard a lot of great things about the school,” he said.
The 6-foot-3 prospect — PHM’s 124th-ranked 2016 — decided to play with Team Choo this offseason, and says things have gone well for him.
“I chose to play with Team Choo, mainly because of the coach, I really like Coach Choo. And I really like the players, especially the point guard, he has a lot of trust in me, and that’s important,” said O’Dwyer.
“I’ve shot the ball really well for them and I feel like my ball-handling has gotten a lot better, and my quickness. My quickness has not reached it’s full potential yet though.”
Team Choo will not be playing in this weekend's live period, but will have one more chance to showcase their ability at the end of July in Las Vegas.
“Of course everybody’s goal in the live period is to get an offer and get more looks, and that’s what my goal is too,” said O’Dwyer. “Our last tournament is in two weeks in Vegas, and it’s my goal to get more looks and an offer.”
February 26, 2015
Dulaney 2016 Joey O’Dwyer can be described simply, sharpshooter.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard is the perfect compliment to his slashing peers, they set ‘em up, he knocks them down.
“My role is to expand the game with the outside shot, we have guys that can get to the basket and they will finish,” said O’Dwyer. “But when they start attacking the basket it forces the defense to either help with that or stay on me, so I feel like I’ve been a pretty good help to this team.”
Our 124th-ranked 2016, O’Dwyer is known for his shooting, but says he wants to diversify his game, and add to his already steady skill-set.
“I want to work on my strength, and my quickness, and ball-handling a lot more — but mostly my strength and quickness,” said O’Dwyer, who will choose an AAU program to play with as soon as Dulaney’s season is wrapped up.
“I do not have a program yet for this summer, I played for Elite Ballers last summer and they’ve asked me back, but I’m not sure,” said O’Dwyer. “My coach wants me to play at a high level, and Elite Ballers isn’t really a high level.”
His recruitment consists Division III programs at the moment.
“I visited Arcadia and Stevenson, I’ve been talking to them for a little bit, but not really that much interest yet,” said O’Dwyer. “Crossroads College (MN) has also been in contact, and I’ve talked with Albright (PA) a little bit, but not as much as the other schools.”
The talented junior talked to PHM about his visit to Arcadia.
“I really liked their campus and the players on the team are great — I like the coaches too. I like the size of the school and the players are all great friends which is cool,” said O’Dwyer, who also visited Stevenson.
“We just went to one of their games and then after the coach just took us around and showed us the basketball facilities and the dorms, the dorms are really nice and the facilities were great.”