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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Kyle O'Quinn




Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2012 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Kyle O'Quinn


Position: Center

Size: 6-10, 240

School: Norfolk State, Senior


Strengths:
  • Size
  • Strength
  • Physicality
  • NBA-ready build
  • Active on the glass
  • Solid shot-blocker
  • Length
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Finishing around the rim



    Weaknesses:
  • Not a terrific athlete
  • Post-up game needs work
  • Shot selection when facing the basket
  • Unproven against major competition (particularly fellow bigs)
  • Defending on the perimeter, in pick and roll situations

    Summary: O'Quinn made a name for himself on the national stage in helping 15th-seeded Norfolk State knock off Missouri in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Because of his size, length and toughness, he should get second-round looks as a potential backup big man in the NBA.

    Player Comparison: Adonal Foyle. Foyle came from a small school (Colgate) and never lived up to his potential of being the eighth-overall pick 1997 NBA Draft. Still, Foyle's size alone allowed him to have an 11-year career as a pro. O'Quinn will also face a major challenge in adjusting from playing against low-level Division I talent to NBA players. Like Foyle though, O'Quinn has the size to be an asset on a team's roster.





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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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