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Kyle O'Quinn
Round 2, Pick 49
Position: C
Class: Senior
School: Norfolk State
Conference: MEAC
HT: 6'10"
WT: 240 lbs.
Biography: O'Quinn had only one Division I scholarship offer coming out of high school, but the center's name could be on quite a few NBA teams' draft boards after a solid four-year run at Norfolk State. Playing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference didn't give O'Quinn much national recognition, but that changed March 16, when he scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a victory over No. 2 seed Missouri in the first round of the NCAA tournament. While he was limited to four points and three boards in a season-ending loss to Florida two days later, O'Quinn has shown that he can compete with top-level talent, earning MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational in April. The first Norfolk State player to be invited to that tournament, O'Quinn averaged 11.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.6 blocks to help his team finish in second place. O'Quinn also was last season's conference player of the year and the MVP as the Spartans' won their first MEAC tournament title. He doesn't have great jumping ability, but he has a 7-foot-5 wingspan and is an excellent shot blocker. He averaged 3.0 blocks while winning conference defensive player of the year in each of the last two seasons. O'Quinn's low-post moves could improve, but he has a good face-up game and has shown the ability to find open perimeter shooters or cutters in the lane.

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2011 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
15.9 57.3 10.3 1.4 69.6
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