Orlando Magic Sign First Round Selection Daniel Orton | Magic Basketball



Jul 01

Orlando Magic Sign First Round Selection Daniel Orton

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Via the Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic have signed first round draft selection Daniel Orton, General Manager Otis Smith announced. Orton was the 29th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Orton (6’10”, 255, 8/6/90) played in all 38 games during his freshman season at the University of Kentucky, averaging 3.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 13.4 minpg.  He helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight during the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Orton recorded 16 games with two-or-more blocked shots, including four games with four rejections, the last time on Mar. 7 vs. Florida.  He netted a season-high 14 points on Nov. 21 vs. Rider.  Orton attended Bishop McGuiness High School in Oklahoma City, OK and participated in the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic.

Orton will play for the Magic during the AirTran Airways Pro Summer League which starts Monday, July 5th, at the RDV Sportsplex.