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Orton and Jones Continue To Gain Summer League Praise



Basketball summer school is over, and two former Cats earned themselves a couple of A’s. ESPN’s Jordan White gave some final thoughts on the league’s top performers, and Daniel Orton and Terrence Jones both earned mentions. Terrence Jones was named a Top Performer, while Orton was labeled as a (one would assume pleasant) “Surprise.” Here’s what White had to say about the two former Cats:



Jones used his time in Houston to make the case to his onlooking coach and general manager that he deserves more playing time and a larger role with the Rockets. Supporting Jones’ argument were his 16 points and seven rebounds per game, 36 percent shooting from beyond the arc and terrific defense in the paint and on the perimeter. He was aggressive, yet under control, assertive, but rarely forcing the issue. If his improved dribbling, face-up game and shooting prove to be more than just summer sizzle, Jones will be a valuable contributor to an already exciting Houston team.



Not long ago, Orton was written off as yet another young, raw big man who, for some reason or another, never reached his full potential. Maybe he never will reach that potential, but he’s at least back on the right track after his performance this week. Orton, was both aggressive and active, dunking at nearly every opportunity and challenging shots both inside and out. The biggest concern for him is conditioning, as Orton struggled to sustain that high level of energy for very long and was visibly winded after six or seven minutes of play.


Get it, guys.



Article written by Kristen Geil

15 Comments for Orton and Jones Continue To Gain Summer League Praise

  1. ukfan8116
    1:20 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Orton never reached his full potential because he didn’t stay in college for more then on year, as well he seems to be pretty lazy

  2. Geil The snail
    1:25 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Okay Kristen, you made like 5 articles in a row. Geez

  3. Bobbum man
    1:34 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    1- bingo, same reason he stopped attending classes and everything once he decided he was going pro

  4. O.La.Dipo
    1:35 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I am better than any of the clowns UK has put in the NBA. John Wall cannot hold my jockstrap.

  5. Cody Z
    1:36 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    BBN, isn’t being draft 4th better than being drafted 6th?

  6. Bobbum man
    1:41 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Gee I wonder if 4 n 5 are the same Hoosier troll that’s been on here the last couple days yappin about oladipo… He’ll play a few years for a terrible team and fade away speller is gonna be awful in the nba and only reason he went 4th is because Jordan has no idea what he is doing

  7. Rei
    1:41 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sure Charlotte and Orlando are great teams to play for, Indiana fan.

  8. Bobbum man
    1:41 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink


  9. jpbky2
    1:44 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    This would be Jones senior year in college. Looking at that picture, he has done a lot of work with his body. I really liked TJ when he was a Cat and staying one more year got him a title and a place in Kentucky history. I hope he does well with the Rockets this year.

  10. Vic O
    2:22 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    How many playoff games have Cow’s UK players won? Cow recruits losers. CZ and Vic O are winners. End of story.

  11. E cat
    2:31 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Jones improved his D dramatically from his frost to soph season. Got that ring!

  12. Tom Crean sucks
    2:53 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Oh really number 10? Zeller and oladipo are winners?! They can’t even get past the sweet sixteen, almost lost to temple in the second round, and won’t docrap in the NBA. Oladipo will end up in the D league and zeller like all zellers, Is overrated. So go play in a cornfield and marry your cousin, which is what they do up in Indiana. Oh and hope Tom Crean can finally get past the sweet 16

  13. Rixter
    4:39 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    @ # 1: He was only in school one year, and he played behind Demarcus. Not a good combination if you’re trying to reach your full potential

  14. kfund
    5:22 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    Who is this Orton of whom you speak?

  15. Good point
    10:17 pm July 13, 2013 Permalink

    That is a very good point, Terrence looks amazingly ripped. Just think if he was coming back for his senior season next year. We might all be talking about an all-time UK top player and a number one draft pick. As it was, he had a great UK career with a final four and a national championship. Congrats TJ, BBN loves you!