Updated: Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012, 7:07 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012, 7:01 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - He worked out with LeBron James old team - the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyle has been all over the country since getting all the attention for Norfolk State's upset in the NCAA tournament. He told me he's worked out for almost every NBA team. He also earned even more scouts attention and when he was named the MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
"These last few months have been pretty hectic, but it's an exciting hectic if that makes any sense. Going from city to city you don't know what to expect going to gyms and seeing different coaches, it's been great. The only thing bad is the traveling right now, but hey this is what you've gotta prepare for," said O'Quinn at his basketball camp in Norfolk last week.
Kyle is very appreciative of the opportunities that the Hampton Roads community gave him. That's why he his former teammate Antoine Perry started their own basketball camp this summer. Kyle only averaged five points and three rebounds a game as a freshman, but Perry said he knew Kyle could get to the pros.
"The first time I'd seen him play I didn't think he was NBA ready, but I'd seen the potential. I went to him and I told him, you know I don't know how serious you take basketball, but you need to start taking it more serious you know four years later we are here today," said Perry.
Another guy who has been just as busy as Kyle O'Quinn, Chesapeake's Mike Scott. The former UVA star just like Kyle has been spending a lot of time on the road.
Something Scott has that a lot of athletes entering the draft don't - maturity. He was granted a medical redshirt after an ankle injury kept him sidelined. Then he came back for his senior season, stronger, leaner and had the best year of his college career. Scott said that maturity has helped.
"There was one time I did like four workouts in five days, so it was tough, tough on my legs, but for the most part it's taking care of your body and getting a lot of rest. Of course you want to get that first round pick and get that guaranteed money, but at the end of the day I'll just be happy they called my name," said Scott.
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