The 2012 NBA Draft is in the books and no Georgetown or Maryland players were selected as one of the sixty picks. The Hoyas' Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims were projected as potential second round picks but neither heard their names called, as the NBA front offices went on a run of international players over the final 30 picks. Maryland scoring dynamo Terrell Stoglin also went undrafted. Stoglin declared for the Draft this spring after leaving school amidst a one-year suspension for violating school policies.
One local name who's become familiar to many over the past year and was drafted is Kyle O'Quinn. The massive power forward from Norfolk State was selected in the second round by the Orlando Magic with the No. 49 pick. O'Quinn's name had surfaced as a likely second-round selection in the scouting run-up to the draft. He is, of course, best remembered for dominating Missouri in Norfolk's incredible first round upset of the No. 2 seeded Tigers in this March's NCAA Tournament. The ebullient O'Quinn was the face of the first round of March Madness, and he'll now get a shot to prove himself at the next level with the Magic.
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