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Daniel Orton biography

Date of birth : 1990-08-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-01
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, center for the Orlando Magic, NBA Draft

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Daniel Orton is an American professional basketball player with the New Mexico Thunderbirds, the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He is a 6-foot 10-inch, 255-pound center who played collegiately for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Selected by Orlando in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.


Played just one season at the University of Kentucky, averaging 3.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 13.4 minpg. in 38 games during his freshman campaign (2009-10)…Shot .527 (48-91) from the floor…Helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight during the 2010 NCAA Tournament…Recorded 16 games with two-or-more blocked shots, including four games with four rejections, the last time on Mar. 7 vs. Florida…Netted a season-high 14 points on Nov. 21 vs. Rider.


Full name is Daniel Joseph Orton…Son of Carolyn and Larry Orton…Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State…Did not compete during most of his senior season of high school (2008-09), but returned for the 2009 Oklahoma state tournament…Averaged 14.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg. and 5.00 blkpg. as a junior…Participated in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic.

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