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THE LOU HENSON AWARD


March 28, 2012


KYLE O'QUINN WINS THE 2012 LOU HENSON AWARD

BOSTON, MA -- Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn is the recipient of the 2012 Lou Henson National Player of the Year award.

The MEAC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Performer, O'Quinn averaged 15.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game while leading the Spartans to a 26-10 record, the program's first-ever MEAC title and a second-round NCAA Tournament win over No. 2 seed Missouri.

"Kyle had an outstanding season even before Norfolk State beat Missouri," said Angela Lento, co-founder of CollegeInsider.com. "His performance in the NCAA tournament was just a sampling of the type of season he had. It wasn't a validation, but rather a showcase of his season."

A second-team All-MEAC selection as a sophomore, O'Quinn was a first team selection last season and was named MEAC Defensive Player of the Year.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

The award was announced at halftime of the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason championship game (CIT) and presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in New Orleans, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

  2012 LOU HENSON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
 

O.D. Anosike 6-8 Jr. Siena
Kent Bazemore 6-5 Sr. Old Dominion
Julian Boyd 6-7 Jr. LIU-Brooklyn
Will Cherry 6-1 Jr. Montana
Torrey Craig 6-6 So. USC Upstate
Matthew Dellavedova 6-4 Jr. Saint Mary's
Laron Dendy 6-9 Sr. Middle Tennessee
Shane Gibson 6-2 Jr. Sacred Heart
Reggie Hamilton 5-11 Sr. Oakland
Frantz Massenat 6-4 So. Drexel
Ray McCallum 6-2 So. Detroit
Tony Mitchell 6-8 Fr. North Texas
Dominique Morrison 6-6 Sr. Oral Roberts
Kevin Murphy 6-6 Sr. Tennessee Tech
Mike Muscala 6-11 Jr. Bucknell
Charles Odum 6-0 Sr. Portland State
Kyle O'Quinn 6-10 Sr. Norfolk State
Ryan Pearson 6-6 Sr. George Mason
Joe Ragland 6-0 Sr. Wichita State
Lamarcus Reed III 6-5 Sr. UT-Arlington
Zack Rosen 6-1 Sr. Pennsylvania
Colt Ryan 6-5 Jr. Evansville
Gerardo Suero 6-4 Jr. Albany
Casper Ware 5-10 Sr. Long Beach State
Nate Wolters 6-4 Jr. South Dakota State

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