Sometimes a beloved son sets out on his own path, apart from his father’s wishes. Sometimes that path is misguided and does not include finishing a semester’s worth of classes at the University of Kentucky before heading to the NBA. And sometimes a fanbase can hold grudges.
But hey, let’s put that behind us. Because we may have a prodigal son coming back for the first time since leaving. Piggybacking on the recent news of a potential star-studded former-Cat game , it looks as if Daniel Orton may make his first return to UK for a 2010 vs. 2012 Alumni Game.
This news, along with the news of the potential alumni game, comes for our fearless leader Matt. While a lot of folks haven’t been happy with Daniel in the past, I think we can all embrace him as a prodigal son, should he return to Rupp for this game. If this happens, let’s welcome him back with open arms, as Daniel has been through a lot personally and was the first commit (albeit to BCG) to the recruiting class the brought UK back to the top.