Daniel LaDrew Vranes (born October 29, 1958) is an American retired professional basketball player.
|Born||October 29, 1958|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Skyline (Salt Lake City, Utah)|
|NBA draft||1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|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|
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.
- Shelly Gledhill: Colby Vranes, awaiting his mission in life Archived July 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- LDS Church Almanac, 2009 Edition, p. 326