Just in case you’re from Missouri and need proof of things, Daniel Orton has signed with an agent. According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, Orton has signed with the Raymond Brothers of the IAM Sports Agency. Other notable names covered by the Brothers Raymond- Zach Randolph, Caron Butler, Jamaal Tinsley and Ben Gordon. Projected lottery pick and Kentucky punching bag Al-Farouq Aminu also has signed with the agency. UK issued a statement with a quote from Orton– “This team is the best team that I have ever been a part of and it’s been a great experience. I appreciate and thank the University of Kentucky, the coaching staff and all of the Kentucky fans. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Kentucky family. I wish Kentucky continued success in the future.”
Eric Bledsoe also spoke in a released statement declaring his intentions to remain in the draft. He said, “I never thought I’d be ready for the NBA after one year. I worked hard to be able to have this choice. Coach Cal pushed me to be the best I could be and I’m ready to take my game to the next level. I want to thank the fans for all their support this year. Why would anyone not want to come to Kentucky? I loved it.”
So there you go.