33 Daniel Orton

Name
Position
Center
Class
FR
Hometown (Last School)
City, OK (Bishop McGuinness)
Ht
6'10"
Wt
255
Seasons
2009-10
Birthday
August 6, 1990

Daniel Joseph Orton was born August 6, 1990 to Carolyn and Larry Orton in City, Oklahoma.  Orton played for Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City. Bishop McGuinness won the class 4A state championship Orton’s freshman, sophomore, and junior year.  During his senior season, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, cutting his final season of high school basketball short. He averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks per game as a junior.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Orton was listed as the No. 4 center and the No. 22 player in the nation in 2009.  Orton participated in the 2009 Wazoo Sports Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he scored 12 points and played in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic.

He was recruited to the University of by Billy Gillispie; however, Gillispie was fired following Orton’s senior season. Orton kept his commitment to Kentucky after was hired by the university.  He signed with Kentucky on October 13, 2008. 

Orton was a reserve on the 2009–10 Wildcats basketball team, where he averaged 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game. On May 8, 2010, Orton hired an agent and declared himself eligible for the 2010 draft.

With the 29th overall picking the first round of 2010 draft, the  selected Daniel Orton. On July 1, 2010, Orton signed his rookie contract with the Magic.  On December 1, 2010, it was announced that Orton would be sent to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League.  In his second game for the Thunderbirds, Orton suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Orton made his debut on January 27, 2012.  Orton played 3 seasons for 3 teams. His career averages were 2.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.5 assists in 51 regular season games.

Per Game

SeasonGGSMPFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS
2009-1038013.21.32.4.5271.32.3.5390.00.1.0000.91.7.5241.22.13.30.40.61.41.02.33.4
Career38013.21.32.4.5271.32.3.5390.00.1.0000.91.7.5241.22.13.30.40.61.41.02.33.4

Totals

SeasonGGSMPFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS
2009-103805024891.5274889.53902.0003363.52445811261521533888129
Career3805024891.5274889.53902.0003363.52445811261521533888129