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Daniel Orton

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KentuckyCOMMITTED (10/12/2008)Offered10/10/2008
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Scouting Report on Daniel Orton

by Jerry Meyer - 05/30/2007
A huge physical presence, Orton does his best work on the defensive end, blocking shots and rebounding. Offensively, he feeds the post well from the high post, but has room for improvement as a low post scorer. He does have three-point shooting range.

Jerry Meyer serves as a national scout and recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. He played at Lipscomb University where be became college basketball's all-time career assist leader. Meyer earned Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Tennessee as a high school junior and senior. He has served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and also co-authored the book, "Basketball Skills and Drills."

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2010 NBA Draft: When they were prospects06/26/2010 Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting

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On the rise: Who's had the best offseason?05/22/2009Rivals.com College Basketball
Class of 2009 post players scouting report04/13/2009Rivals.com College Basketball
Hood, Orton help lead Gold to DFC victory04/12/2009CatsIllustrated.com
PHOTO GALLERY: Derby Festival Classic04/11/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Orton talks recruiting upon DFC arrival04/09/2009CatsIllustrated.com
PHOTO GALLERY: DFC Practice04/09/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Orton reports a 'big misunderstanding'04/08/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Coaching moves affect several recruiting classes04/03/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Calipari visits Orton04/02/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Recruiting process a priority04/01/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Orton family reacts to Calipari news03/31/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Orton in 'wait and see' mode03/27/2009CatsIllustrated.com
Derby Festival Classic rosters announced03/09/2009CardinalSports.com
DFC rosters include all 3 UK signees03/09/2009CatsIllustrated.com
2009 Jordan Brand All-American Team02/16/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Jordan Brand All-American Team Announced02/10/2009NYCHoops.net
Wall ready to shine in Jordan game02/10/2009Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Florida in familiar spot atop SEC12/01/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Early signing period conference breakdown11/21/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: Pure madness10/17/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Weekly Wrap: Five-star impact10/15/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Orton: Fans, title dreams led to UK10/12/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Orton a Wildcat10/12/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Fastbreak Friday: The madness begins10/10/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Fastbreak Friday: First official for No. 109/19/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Kansas moving up Orton's list09/18/2008JayhawkSlant.com
Orton gives high marks to Gillispie's home visit09/11/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Latest on Self's visit with Orton09/11/2008JayhawkSlant.com
In-Home Visits Begin Today09/09/2008JayhawkSlant.com
Nike USA Select Sweep in Brazil08/23/2008NYCHoops.net
Cats have inside track for Orton08/14/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Nike Select Team Heads to Brazil08/13/2008NYCHoops.net
Nike Global Games: semifinals08/10/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Orton, Cheek compete in UConn camp08/03/2008UConnReport.com
Latest from Orlando: Athletes First in spotlight07/27/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Super Showcase: Friday07/26/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
2008 Nike Global Challenge07/22/2008NYCHoops.net
Peach Jam: Sunday morning07/13/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Takes 5ive Classic draws talent, coaches07/08/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Five-Star Orton talks about official visits06/25/2008JayhawkSlant.com
Orton excelled at NBA Camp06/24/2008BuckeyeGrove.com
Orton, Watford showcase skills at NBA camp06/20/2008CatsIllustrated.com
NBA Players Camp: Session two06/19/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Orton: Kentucky made 'strong impression'06/13/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Orton makes visit to Stillwater06/09/2008OStateIllustrated.com
Video: Daniel Orton Gets the Rebound06/09/2008Rivals.com
Boyd breaks down recruitment05/28/2008JayhawkSlant.com
MDC finals05/26/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Is KU an option for Five-Star Orton?05/15/2008JayhawkSlant.com
Ikard collects the hardware05/07/2008OKVarsity.com
April rewind: 2009 prospects in the news05/02/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Old School Super Regional on horizon04/16/2008HawgSports.com
Boo Williams eye catchers04/15/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Boo Ballers04/14/2008TarHeelIllustrated.com
Boo Williams comes to a close04/13/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Williams Invitational04/13/2008CatsIllustrated.com
Boo Williams: Day One04/12/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Center of attention: Examining the 2009 Cs04/11/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Orton speaks on coaching change04/03/2008OStateIllustrated.com
Old School Super Reginal in Conway03/11/2008HawgSports.com
Schools tracking Orton02/18/2008Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
5-star Orton is taking it all in stride01/02/2008BuckeyeGrove.com
Clarke off to hot start12/24/2007HawgSports.com
Two schools at top of Orton's list12/04/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Top center for 2009 listing Cats early11/13/2007CatsIllustrated.com
Orton in Stillwater for homecoming?10/25/2007OStateIllustrated.com
Fastbreak Friday: Final officials?10/19/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Orton has had numerous visitors10/11/2007BuckeyeGrove.com
Orton taking it all in10/03/2007SicEmSports.com
Orton Receives First Visitor09/12/2007JayhawkSlant.com
Fastbreak Friday: Huge weekend for visits09/07/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Peach Jam notes: Playoffs underway07/15/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Peach Jam notes: Recruiting scoop07/13/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Nike Peach Jam 17s player summaries, part I07/13/2007TheWolfpacker.com
Peach Jam Notes: Look out for Gaucho guards07/13/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Big man Orton likes the Bucks07/12/2007BuckeyeGrove.com
LeBron James: Sunday action07/09/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
NBPA camp: Friday morning action06/22/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Action starts at NBPA camp06/20/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Baylor Elite Camp leaves impression06/20/2007SicEmSports.com
NIKE Hoop Jamboree: Vol. 106/18/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
GA Blazers take the NIKE MDC05/28/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
PHOTO GALLERY: More sights from MDC05/28/2007CatsIllustrated.com
Nike Memorial Day Classic: Day One05/27/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day Classic05/26/2007CatsIllustrated.com
Cactus Classic is best in the West05/17/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Arizona Cactus Classic Preview: Pool F05/16/2007GOAZCATS.com
Video: Daniel Orton shows his potential05/16/2007Rivals.com
Jayhawk Invitational: Friday05/05/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Henry puts on show05/04/2007JayhawkSlant.com
Daniel Orton has Cowboy offer05/02/2007OStateIllustrated.com
KU in the mix for another Five-Star prospect04/24/2007JayhawkSlant.com
KU prospects take the court in Houston04/20/2007JayhawkSlant.com
Ten national names to watch04/08/2007TarHeelIllustrated.com
Boo Williams: Saturday04/08/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Williams Invitational04/07/2007Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
2009 OSU legacy a top target12/13/2006OStateIllustrated.com
More visits, more camps10/20/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Semifinals set for Peach Jam07/14/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting
Boo Williams: Friday Night04/08/2006Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting