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Friday, June 25, 2010

The Magic 2010 draft

From the Orlando Magic press release Thursday night:

Orlando also picks Stanley Robinson during the second round

The Orlando Magic selected center Daniel Orton in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft. Orlando also chose Stanley Robinson during the second round (59th overall).

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.

Robinson (6’9”, 210, 7/14/88) appeared in 126 career games (103 starts) at the University of Connecticut, averaging 9.8 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.03 blkpg. during his four-year collegiate career. As a senior (2009-10), he averaged 14.5 ppg., a team-high 7.6 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.21 blkpg. for the Huskies. Robinson helped UConn reach the NCAA Final Four in 2009.

For complete Magic draft coverage, log onto Orlando Pinstriped Post.


  • At 3:25 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The drafting of Orton certainly looks curious, but I'm willing to give the Magic the benefit of the doubt here, as I'm sure the front office has many more moves planned this off-season.

    The Magic may have gotten a bargain in Robinson, as some mock drafts had him going late in the first round.

  • At 3:34 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I still haven't made a final decision on if this blog will continue on or not, as I am not able to get in touch with former blog moderator WeRDevos.

    Sorry I have to shut the comments down; I have to do so because I can't monitor the blog constantly to keep the trolls out.

    Matt and Big Figure, thanks for your input, and also thanks to Stuart in Scotland for his comments about the blog.

    My e-mail address is coolguymike1@gmail.com if anyone else wants to comment about whether this blog should continue or not.

  • At 1:02 PM, Blogger Alex said…

    is there an email i can send u a message to?

    im new to this blog and cant seem to find one...

  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I follow kentucky basketball and im a fan of the program. I watched daniel play all year and i was impressed with his on court demeanor,physicality and toughness. He rebounds like a monster and always challenges shots,he'll be the only PF on our roster that would be considered a legit defensive presence. He also has a soft touch and can shoot 16-18 ft jumpers. Doesnt dribble the ball much so dont expect a low post game,but for what we're drafting him for he's a perfect fit. He'll be able to play multiple positions subbing in at C as well as PF,he's bigger than bass and more physical than anderson. Needs to get in better condition but the fact that he's not even 20 yet means the magic may have found a gem. Dont know much about robinson but everything im reading about him has been positive.


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