2010 America East All-Conference Third Team 2010 America East All-Tournament Team 2009 America East Rookie of the Year 2009 America East All-Rookie Team 3x America East Rookie of the Week (12/1, 2/9, 3/2)
AS A SENIOR IN 2011-12
Named a tri-captain ... Redshirted the season after requiring a second surgery on his foot in September ... Suffered the original injury on Dec. 31, 2010.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11
Appeared in 14 games, starting all 14 ... Missed his first career game at Maine due to an injury suffered in the second half at UMass ... Fractured the navicular bone in his foot and required season-ending surgery ... Led team in rebounding at 5.8 rpg ... Third in scoring at 11.6 ppg and second in blocks with 14 ... Scored 18 points against Quinnipiac to become the 31st Terrier to reach 1,000 career points ... Ranks fifth all-time at BU in career blocks with 84 ... Needs nine more to move into fourth alone ... Named to the preseason America East all-conference team ... Led BU for scoring for the first time during the season at Bucknell with 19 points ... Recorded his eighth career double-double against George Washington (20p, 10r) ... Missed two career starts, both due to Senior Day, until the Maine game (injury).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10
Earned all-league honors (third team) for the first time ... Finished with seven double-doubles, the most at BU since Kevin Gardner recorded the same amount during the 2005-06 season ... Posted 20 points and 10 rebounds in 42 minutes against Morehead State in the CBI quarterfinals ... Tallied a career-high 28 points at Hartford in the AE quarterfinals ... Finished 11th in the America East in scoring (13.8 ppg) and seventh in rebounding (6.4 rpg) ... Posted BU's first back-to-back double-double since Omari Peterkin had two in a row in 2006-07 against Binghamton and Delaware ... Hit the game-winning 3-pointer against Hartford with 5.6 seconds remaining in Case Gym ... Failed to hit a field goal for the first time in his career at Vermont ... Posted a career-high three steals and his fourth double-double at Binghamton (15p, 10r) ... Tallied 27 points off a personal-best six 3-pointers against Stony Brook ... Posted his third double-double (10p, 11r) at Marist after posting his second (18p, 10r) at No. 13 UConn and first of his career (14p, 13r) against Indiana ... Led BU with 16 of his 18 points in the second half against Northeastern ... Blocked a career-high five shots against George Washington.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09
Earned BU's third consecutive America East Rookie of the Year award ... Set the record for minutes played by a BU freshman and seventh all-time with 1,043 ... Also tied-9th for made 3-pointers in a season with 61 ... Third on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (4.6 rpg) ... Also 15th and 18th, respectively, in the AE ... Led all AE freshmen in scoring ... Took sixth in the league in blocking at 1.0 bpg and eighth in the league in free throw shooting at 77.2 percent ... Tabbed AE Rookie of the Week on Monday after averaging 15.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg against Maine and Hartford ... Received the same honor after leading BU with a season-high 25 points at UMBC ... Recorded a career-high nine rebounds at Binghamton ... Had a team-high 24 points at Maine, 16 against Holy Cross and 13 against Yale ... Earned AE Rookie of the Week on 12/1 for his performance against Northeastern and Mount St. Mary's ... Scored all of his then-season-high 21 points in the second half against Northeastern ... Tallied 10 of 15 in the first half to keep BU in the game against Bucknell before the Terriers eventually rallied to win in OT ... Started in his first career game for an injured Scott Brittain ... Left the starting lineup for the first time on Senior Day against Hartford (3/1) for Marques Johnson.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Served as a senior captain at Boston College High ... Earned Catholic Conference MVP honors by averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds ... Team made an appearance in the EMass final that senior and had a final mark of 21-4 ... Was a Catholic Conference All-Star when his team went 25-0 en route to BC High's first-ever state championship his junior year ... Also named the Braintree tournament MVP that season ... Received Catholic Conference All-Star recognition as a sophomore ... Played baseball as well ... Made the Honor Roll as a junior and a senior.
Born June 3, 1989 ... Son of Thomas and Patricia O'Brien ... Has one older sibling, Brehan ... Enrolled in the College of Communications.