Quaintance is drafted into NBA D-League

Tom Gallick

Former Kent State basketball standout Haminn Quaintance was drafted in the second round of the National Basketball Association’s Developmental League draft last night.

Quaintance, who started at forward for two seasons with the Flashes, was selected 26th overall by the Reno Bighorns, a minor league affiliate of the Orlando Magic and the Sacramento Kings.

Before transferring to Kent State, Quaintance played two seasons at Jacksonville. Quaintance became the first player in NCAA history to record at least 1,300 points, 900 rebounds, 250 assists, 250 Blocks and 200 steals by the end of his senior season.

Quaintance played for Bnei HaSharon in the Israeli Ligat HaAl during the 2008-2009 season. He was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year in his final season at Kent State.

– Tom Gallick