Duke junior guard Alex O'Connell announced Saturday he will transfer from the Blue Devils program after three seasons, the second defection of the weekend for Duke after sophomore guard Tre Jones announced earlier on Saturday his intentions to leave early for the NBA Draft. 

"These past three years have been filled with nothing but blessings and love from Duke," said O'Connell. "However, I will be opening my recruitment and exploring other options. I want to thank all of the Duke fans and crazies as well as the Duke coaches and staff."

O'Connell, a 6-foot-6 guard from Georgia, appeared in 101 games during his three-year Duke tenure, making 14 starts and averaging 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.