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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 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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Hood, Orton help lead Gold to DFC victory04/12/
PHOTO GALLERY: Derby Festival Classic04/11/
Orton talks recruiting upon DFC arrival04/09/
PHOTO GALLERY: DFC Practice04/09/
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Calipari visits Orton04/02/
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Kansas moving up Orton's list09/18/
Orton gives high marks to Gillispie's home visit09/11/
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Nike USA Select Sweep in Brazil08/23/
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Nike Global Games: semifinals08/10/ Basketball Recruiting
Orton, Cheek compete in UConn camp08/03/
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2008 Nike Global Challenge07/22/
Peach Jam: Sunday morning07/13/ Basketball Recruiting
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Five-Star Orton talks about official visits06/25/
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NBA Players Camp: Session two06/19/ Basketball Recruiting
Orton: Kentucky made 'strong impression'06/13/
Orton makes visit to Stillwater06/09/
Video: Daniel Orton Gets the Rebound06/09/
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Old School Super Reginal in Conway03/11/
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