Danny Vranes

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Danny Vranes
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Power forward
Personal information
Born (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958 (age 55)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Skyline (Salt Lake City, Utah)
College Utah (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1981–1992
Career history
19811986 Seattle SuperSonics
19861988 Philadelphia 76ers
1988–1989 AEK Athens (Greece)
1989–1992 Aresium Milan (Italy)
1992 Cagiva Varese (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,613 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds 1,998 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 594 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Danny Vranes (born October 29, 1958) is a retired American 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
  2. ^ LDS Church Almanac, 2009 Edition, p. 326

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