The Orlando Magic on Monday honored Kyle O'Quinn as the team's Hustle Player of the Year. O'Quinn accepted the award from Larry Bond of Bayer Healthcare and Maria Brous of Publix Super Markets in a ceremony at halftime of Orlando's 102-84 loss to the Chicago Bulls. According to the team, O'Quinn won the honor as a result of online voting at OrlandoMagic.com. The team highlighted O'Quinn for "his constant commitment to playing every game with more excitement than the last."
Aleve and Publix present the yearly honor. Bayer will donate $5,000 in O'Quinn's name to the Conductive Education Center of Orlando.
The 49th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, O'Quinn is averaging 4.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.5 blocks per game in 11.2 minutes, exceeding most reasonable expectations for the Norfolk State product.