Daniel Orton gets another chance to show why he was an elite prospect at Kentucky...this time with the Raptors' Summer League squad.
While we've yet to hear anything official from the team, it appears that the roster for the 2012 Toronto Raptors Summer League entry is set. A shout out to one of our readers, Scott, for the heads up on this, as the team is set to begin action tomorrow evening against the newest member of the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry's, former team, the Houston Rockets.
Here's the full roster via NBA.com:
|2012 Raptors Summer League Roster|
|4||Quincy Acy||F||6'8"||225||Baylor / USA|
|0||Bobby Brown||G||6'2"||175||Cal-State Fullerton / USA|
|25||Rodney Carney||F||6'7"||205||Memphis State / USA|
|32||Ed Davis||F||6'10"||225||North Carolina / USA|
|15||Tu Holloway||G||6'0"||187||Xavier / USA|
|33||Daniel Orton||C||6'10"||255||Kentucky / USA|
|21||Trent Plaisted||F-C||6'11"||220||BYU / USA|
|31||Terrence Ross||G||6'7"||197||Washington / USA|
|9||Blake Schilb||G-F||6'7"||220||Loyola / USA|
|18||Ben Uzoh||G||6'2"||205||Tulsa / USA|
Also, and as we touched on yesterday, Xavier PG Tu Holloway is indeed also part of the Vegas team.
More unexpected is former first-round pick Rodney Carney, who after a great college career at Memphis, has never seemed to be able to build on his incredible physical and athletic talents, something that has relegated him to somewhat of a "journeyman" role in the NBA to date. At 6-7 though he could be a realistic option for the Raps as a back-up swingman.
Also on the "random" side of things is center Daniel Orton, the former Kentucky big man who backed up DeMarcus Cousins for Coach Cal only a few seasons ago. Orton was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2010 but is currently an unrestricted free agent so the Raps appear to be doing their due diligence here.