The New Mexico Thunderbirds announced today that the Orlando Magic have recalled power forward, Daniel Orton (6-10, 255) from the T-Birds.

Orton played in two games with the Thunderbirds over the weekend and averaged 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists.  He did not play in the second half of his second game with the Thunderbirds on Saturday night.

Orton was the Magic’s first round selection (29th overall) in the 2010 draft out of the University of Kentucky.  He played one season for Kentucky averaging 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game for a team that went to the Elite Eight in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Orton played in five summer league games for the Orlando Magic and averaged 3.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.  He has yet to play a regular season game for the Magic.