Thunder Calls Up Daniel Orton from Tulsa

TULSA, Okla., Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder have called up Tulsa 66ers center Daniel Orton, it was announced Wednesday by Oklahoma City’s Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Orton (6-10, 255), who signed with the 66ers earlier today, is the first NBA D-League GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA season.

The center saw action in one preseason contest for the Thunder and tallied 13 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes. Last season, Orton appeared in 16 games (two starts) as a member of the Orlando Magic where he recorded averages of 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest.

After attending Bishop McGuiness High School in Oklahoma City, Orton spent one year at the University of Kentucky where he averaged 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.40 blocks during his freshman season.