UK recruit's mother dies

Carolyn Orton, the mother of Bishop McGuinness forward Daniel Orton and former Oklahoma State forward Terrence Crawford, died of complications from Lupus on Tuesday night.

Orton, who has signed with Kentucky, has missed his entire senior year after having knee surgery in early November. Prior to the surgery, Orton was a player of the year candidate and has been a part of three state championship teams at McGuinness. He was named a Jordan All-American on Tuesday.

University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Coach Billy Gillispie on the passing of Carolyn Orton, mother of 2009-10 signee Daniel Orton.....

"We are deeply saddened with the loss of Carolyn Orton. Carolyn was such an inspiration to us all, as kind and caring as anyone I've had the fortune of knowing. Carolyn, Larry, Terrance and Daniel have entrenched themselves as members of the Wildcat family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Orton family and loved ones during this time of grief."-- UK Men's Basketball Coach Billy Gillispie