Former UK forward Daniel Orton apologizing to UK fans through his Twitter account.
Orton said, " "Okay there are some things that I've been needing to address, but I was trying to focus my attention elsewhere. As far as the classes, I want to apologize for not doing what I said I would. I messed up big time and hope I can be somewhat forgiven. I messed up on a few due dates on my online class and I just lost focus in school. I apologize."
"Then the thing about the Kansas comment. I was more so set up on that question. We all know the media and how they like to get people, but I was asked was there any other school that I would have gone to. At first I said no because I loved UK and I loved my experience and my teammates there. Then he proceeded to say, I know Kansas was recruiting you hard, you never had any thoughts of maybe you should have gone there? Of course I thought that at times. I won't lie about that. I'm sure at least two players on every college team this year question their decision but in the end I am happy that I went to UK. As far as leaving early, I can't really justify myself there. So sorry UK fans love y'all and y'all are the best Ima miss it!"
Orton was one of five Wildcats selected last week in the first round of the NBA draft. He was the 29th overall pick by the Orlando Magic.