Norfolk State’s Kyle O’Quinn: A Jamaica, NY native, O’Quinn is a perfect “energy” guy, but his coach Anthony Evans—a Brooklyn native—told me he’s capable of a lot more.
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 29, 2012
“He’s a great passer for somebody his size,” Evans said in a piece for The Wall Street Journal.
At 6-9, nobody expects O’Quinn to be a good distributer, but Evans insisted that was an area where the big man made some serious progress.
As a scorer, O’Quinn will likely be limited to putbacks as a rookie, but that’s not why he’d be on the floor.
O’Quinn blocked 2.7 shots and grabbed 10.3 rebounds per game as a senior and helped a 15th-seeded Norfolk State team upset the second-seeded Missouri Tigers in the NCAA Tournament.
O’Quinn could add depth at power forward and center, particularly if Jared Jeffries does not return to the Knicks next season. Referenced from NJ