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Daniel Orton Interview | With the lack of opportunity this past year at Kentucky, if you had to do it over again, would you have gone to a different school?

Daniel Orton: If I had done it differently I would have gone to Kansas. But with the way things have worked out, in the end, no I wouldn't have done anything differently.

Bucks assistant Sampson on Cavs coaching list - Sports Rumors - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The team [The Cavs] is reportedly in the fact-finding stage on Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Kelvin Sampson. Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Clippers may also have some interest in Sampson, who was a two-time national coach of the year with the University of Oklahoma.

Five players that could suit the Thunder in the second round | Daily
Gani Lawal – 6′9, PF, Georgia Tech A lot of people liked OKC taking Lawal with its second first round pick last season. But Lawal went back for another year and didn’t really help himself all that much. His offensive game is raw, he doesn’t have range outside of the paint and was one of those "disappear randomly" guys. But he’s gifted around the basket, has good hands and could turn into a good interior defender. That’s what I see in guys like Pittman, Booker and Lawal – the ability to eventually be able to defend bigs on another team, or at least push them around some.

2010 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 75 Players - NBA -
#19 Larry Sanders, PF VCU, Junior 6-11, 205, 21 years old - Physically gifted power forward with improving offensive skills. Has an unbelievable wingspan which gives him terrific potential as a shot-blocker and rebounder. Excels in transition and finishing around the basket. Needs to improve versatility offensively, and fundamentals defensively. Started playing late and has a big upside to continue to develop.

Robertson 2nd in skills contest - McPherson, KS - The McPherson Sentinel
McPherson’s Taylor Robertson recently traveled to Orlando for the National iHoops Skill Challenge. The contest was conducted by iHoops, which is the youth basketball initiative of the NCAA, NBA and WNBA.

Eighteen regional winners from around the country won an all-expense paid trip for themselves and one parent to Orlando to compete in a timed obstacle course competition, consisting of a series of passing, dribbling and shooting drills. More than 750 local competitions were held nationwide and in Canada, reaching nearly 100,000 kids. Tia Karras, representing the Cleveland Cavaliers, placed first. Robertson, representing the Oklahoma City Thunder, placed second while Paige Whipple, representing the Portland Trailblazers, placed third.