Daniel Orton's NBA Draft diary: Meeting Larry Bird top experience of draft process

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Published: June 24, 2010
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Daniel Orton's NBA Draft Journal

Daniel Orton has gone from a three-time state champion at Bishop McGuinness to a Jordan All-American signee for Kentucky to a role player off the bench for the top-ranked Wildcats as a freshman to a potential NBA lottery pick. During the month of June, Orton has been doing a draft journal for The Oklahoman.


During the final edition of Daniel Orton's NBA Draft Journal, the former McGuinness star talks about the best case scenario, worst case scenario and his draft night plans.

To know my dream is about to come true feels like no other feeling. You work hard for something, practically your whole life and then you're rewarded for it. There's no greater feeling than this.

On draft night, I'll be anxious... just ready to hear my name be called.

My draft day plans are to have a draft party with friends and family and enjoy myself.

Best case scenario is I get drafted... and drafted high.

The only worst case scenario is not getting drafted.

The first thing I will do after I get drafted is pray, just thank God for everything. After that I'm just going to hang out with my friends and family.


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