Letterman ... voted one of three team captains for 2003 ... well-rounded player who blossomed into impact performer last year ... team's top returning scorer ... worked hard in the offseason to increase stamina and endurance for long grind of full collegiate campaign ... slashing-type of player ... strong ball-handler with keen shooting touch from long range ... impressive leaper who can get to the rim with ease ... one of team's top defenders ... sharp passer who creates scoring opportunities for teammates ... likely to be a featured component of Army offensive system.
As a junior: started every game in first full campaign with the varsity ... only Black Knight to open with the lead cast in all 27 contests ... averaged 9.3 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. ... shot .397 from the floor, .350 from three-point range and .800 from the foul line ... topped squad in rebounding, assists (2.7 apg.) and steals (1.2 spg.) ... ranked eighth in the Patriot League in assists and 12th in steals ... became first guard to lead Army in rebounding since George Tatum in 1998-99 ... tied Christl Arena record with five steals in February matchup with Bucknell ... that effort tied for the third-highest theft total by a Black Knight ... led team in scoring for much of year before average dipped late ... reached double figures in 10 games ... hit double digits eight times in first 16 battles, but reached that threshold just twice in final 11 appearances ... erupted for career-high 24 points to fuel early December road win over Sacred Heart ... posted 17 points on three occasions, opposite Coast Guard, Fairleigh Dickinson and Lafayette ... those three performances came during a four-game span ... forged 14 points at Columbia and during American's visit to West Point ... dished out career-high eight assists versus the Eagles ... potted 13 points versus Yale ... grabbed career-high eight rebounds in home loss to Holy Cross ... snared seven caroms on three other occasions ... had at least two boards in 24 of 27 contests ... credited with six assists at Marist.
As a sophomore: toiled with the junior varsity program ... was a late-season callup to the varsity as an extra practice player.
As a freshman: spent the first half of the season with the varsity ... played in only one game ... relegated to junior varsity action but still practiced with the varsity once Army began league play in mid-January ... made collegiate debut in early January win over Bethany ... played for two minutes ... missed his only shot, but dished out an assist and registered a steal.
High School: lettered three times in basketball at Fordham Prep School in New York, N.Y. ... averaged 18.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 5.0 apg. and 1.0 bpg. as a senior for head coach Kevin Pigott ... served as team co-captain during his junior season and was team captain as a senior ... helped squad to division championship as a senior ... also lettered twice in cross country ... was named all-city, all-league, all-county and team MVP as a senior ... captured the "Super Six" three-point shooting contest at Madison Square Garden during his senior year ... scored 24 points in playoff victory over St. Joseph's by the Sea during junior year when team's leading scorer was sidelined.
Personal: given name is Sean Kenney O'Keefe ... born July 12, 1982 ... parents' names are Francis and Mary O'Keefe ... brother, Patrick, serves as basketball and football play-by-play voice for Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. ... sister, Molly, plays basketball at Emerson College ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... also was a Presidential Scholar ... majoring in Management.