After a highly successful year with the Wisconsin Blizzard on the NY2LA Association, Jon O’Neill received his first scholarship offer. During the grassroots season, O’Neill and the Blizzard won the NY2LA Association 16U Championship as well the 6’9” power forward was named as an all-association honorable mention. 

The first offer for O’Neill was from Northern Michigan University. The offer came on a visit during the past weekend. “It felt great to get the offer,” O’Neill said. “It is something that I hoped for when I was being contacted by coaches and it is nice to see my hard work paying off. The offense we run at Kaukauna fits very well with what Northern Michigan does, as far a pick and roll and other ball screens. It feels really special to know I was one of their top recruits in the 2024 class.” 

While Northern Michigan is his only offer, several other schools from both the division one and two levels have shown interest. Concordia St. Paul, Hillsdale College, Michigan Tech, San Jose State, and Wisconsin-Parkside are amongst the programs to have contacted him. 

“The visit went very well,” O’Neill said about his trip up to the Marquette, Michigan campus. “The coaches were very welcoming and did a great job showing everything their campus and program offer. After meeting some of the players, one of the things I really like was the aspect of family. Everyone is trusting in one another and it really just feels like a big family.”

O’Neill is one of the higher upside players in Wisconsin’s 2024 class. After showing potential last year at the grassroots and high school level, the 6’9” power forwards game took great strides over this past spring and summer with the Blizzard. Following his success with the Blizzard over the past few months which he called “a great experience,” he is now looking towards his junior season at Kaukauna High School. For the season he has some personal and team goals which include being more of a leader, becoming a better scorer around the basket, and making a run at a conference title and possible state championship.