Danny Vranes

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Danny Vranes
Personal information
Born (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958 (age 61)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSkyline (Salt Lake City, Utah)
CollegeUtah (1977–1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1981–1992
PositionPower forward
Number23, 20
Career history
19811986Seattle SuperSonics
19861988Philadelphia 76ers
1988–1989AEK Athens
1989–1992Aresium Milan
1992Cagiva Varese
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,613 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds1,998 (3.9 rpg)
Assists594 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Daniel LaDrew Vranes (born October 29, 1958) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Vranes led Skyline High School, in Salt Lake City, to the state basketball championship in his senior year (1977). A 6'7" small forward from the University of Utah, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1981 NBA draft. Vranes played in 7 NBA seasons with the SuperSonics and Philadelphia 76ers from 1981 to 1988.

In his NBA career, Vranes played in 510 games and scored a total of 2,613 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1983–84 season as a member of the SuperSonics, appearing in 80 games and averaging 8.4 ppg. In the 1984–85 season, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

He played in Europe for AEK BC, Teorematour Arese and Breeze Milano.

His ancestors emigrated to the United States from Croatia in the early 1900s.[1] Vranes is a member of the LDS Church.[2]


  1. ^ Shelly Gledhill: Colby Vranes, awaiting his mission in life Archived July 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ LDS Church Almanac, 2009 Edition, p. 326

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