13 Facts About Daniel Orton


Daniel Joseph Orton was born on August 6,1990 and is an American professional basketball player.

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Daniel Orton is a 6-foot 10-inch, 265-pound center who played college basketball for the University of Kentucky.

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Daniel Orton averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks per game as a junior.

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Daniel Orton was recruited to the University of Kentucky by Billy Gillispie; however, Gillispie was fired following Orton's senior season.

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Daniel Orton kept his commitment to Kentucky after John Calipari was hired by the university.

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On May 8,2010, Daniel Orton hired an agent and declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft.

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On December 1,2010, it was announced that Daniel Orton would be sent to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League.

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Daniel Orton made his NBA debut on January 27,2012, in a Magic loss to the New Orleans Hornets.

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Daniel Orton played his first career playoff game against the Indiana Pacers.

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On October 27,2012, Daniel Orton was released by the Oklahoma City Thunder, after losing out to DeAndre Liggins for the final roster spot during the pre-season.

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Daniel Orton was later dismissed by Shanxi in favor of Jeremy Tyler.

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Daniel Orton was summoned by PBA commissioner Chito Salud two days after the incident and was fined by the commissioner's office PHP250,000 due to his comments.

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On May 24,2016, Daniel Orton signed with Hunan Yongsheng of China for the 2016 NBL season.

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