Camden Courier-Post * January 21, 1928
husky Camden boy a veteran of the courts despite his youth has gained fame
at both the Eastern League and Intercollegiate style of play.
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.
following season he joined Holy Name, and was with the team for three
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.
1923, he was still in school, and, beside, played with Holy Name of
Philadelphia in the American Catholic League.
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.
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.
years ago he played with Holy Name independently and saw some action with
Collingswood in the Camden County League.
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
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