29th overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft (Orlando Magic)
| Daniel Orton
Oklahoma City, Okla.
is a very, driven and passionate
individual. He has worked
himself into excellent shape during
the offseason. The adversity he
has overcome in the last year
seems to have made him stronger.
He gained confidence over the
summer that should be beneficial
in the upcoming season."
- John Calipari
Did not compete most of his senior season due to a knee injury... Returned
in the 2009 Oklahoma state tournament... Averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds
and five blocked shots per game as a junior... Participated in the 2009
Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he scored 12 points ... Played
in the 2009
Jordan Brand Classic... Ranked the third best center and 22nd best recruit
Son of Carolyn and Larry Orton ... Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Oklahoma