|Hometown:||Powder Springs, Ga.|
|High School:||Harrison HS|
2012: Started in 39 games and hit .326 with seven doubles, 24 RBIs, 35 runs scored and 11 stolen bases...led Berry with 22 walks...hit by nine pitches, which also led the team...paced Berry with a .450 on-base percentage...struck out five times in 138 at-bats...batted .364 against right-handed pitching and a team-leading .404 with runners in scoring position...had 11 multi-hit performances...recorded three hits in seven separate games...scored a season-high four runs against Tennessee Temple (04/07)...drove in a season-high four runs against Maryville (03/08)...turned 21 double plays.
2011: Led Berry with a .376 (47-for-125) batting average as a true freshman…fourth on the team with 21 RBIs and fifth with 21 runs scored…four doubles was fifth most…second on the team with a .456 on-base percentage and tied for second with eight stolen bases…started 24 games at second base and 10 at the designated hitter spot…hit in the second spot of the order 28 times and in the third spot six times…put together a team-high 17 game hitting streak, during which he hit .400 (26-for-65)…led the team with 16 multi-hit games…twice collected a season-high three hits in a game...these performances came against Bryan (03/01) and Emmanuel (03/08).
High School: Hit .387 (46-for-119) with eight doubles, one triple, two home runs and 33 RBIs as a senior…Harrision won the GHSA AAAAA state championship and ranked as USA Today's number 15 team…named as a Second-Team All-County selection by The Marietta Daily Journal…earned two varsity letters in baseball and three in football…named a two-sport scholar by The Marietta Daily Journal in 2010…a member of the Atlanta Braves 400 Club All-Star Team…a four-year member of the honor roll…graduated with honors.
Personal: William Austin Neely was born in Atlanta, Ga. ...the son of Barbara and Greg Neely...has two brothers, Preston and Ross...his grandfather, Rob Neely, played baseball for Georgia Tech, including during the 1957 season when the Yellow Jackets won the SEC Championship...majoring in business management at Berry.