Charley
O'Neil


CHARLES O'NEIL 


Camden Courier-Post * January 21, 1928

STARS of

the COURT

CHARLES O'NEIL
Immaculate Conception
Marlton

The husky Camden boy a veteran of the courts despite his youth has gained fame at both the Eastern League and Intercollegiate style of play.

O’Neil, who is 24 years of age and lives at 329 South Thirty-fourth Street, began playing basketball back in 1919, with the old Ambler club.

The following season he joined Holy Name, and was with the team for three years.

In the meantime, he had entered Camden Catholic High. During the seasons if 1921 and ’22 he starred with both the school team and Holy Name.

In 1923, he was still in school, and, beside, played with Holy Name of Philadelphia in the American Catholic League.

The next two campaigns saw him starring at Drexel Institute, where he was the mainstay of the team. He led the scores both seasons. At the same time Charley was with sterling, which won the Greater Camden tournament staged by the Courier. Sterling beat out Broadway Cycle to annex the honors.

In 1925 he returned to the Camden Holy Name quintet, helping the Irish win the championship of the National Catholic League. He also sparkled with the St. Rose of Lima team, in Philadelphia, along with Stan Clemo, Allan Griffiths, and other South Jersey boys.

Two years ago he played with Holy Name independently and saw some action with Collingswood in the Camden County League.

However he did little playing that season, and seemed about through as a star. But last year he determined to get into condition and he succeeded in returning to old time form. Charley enjoyed splendid seasons, both with Immaculate Conception in the Camden County League and with Marlton in the Burlington County loop. He is with the same two clubs this year, and is still going strong.

O’Neil retains much of his old speed and can shoot as accurately as ever. He is experienced in the tricks of the trade, and is a valuable man on any club.

Where will his next stop be in his campaign for basketball fame? Certainly, if  he sticks with the game, he will soon be in basketball’s highest league, for he shows improvement in every season. He resides at 123 South Third Street.  


Camden
Courier-Post

February 24, 1928

 


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