From Eric Lindsey of UKAthletics.com: “I have not declared for the NBA Draft,” Orton said in a statement. “I’m currently weighing my options and will make a decision prior to the deadline.” So there you have it. Orton’s status remains in the air. Interesting that his dad would come out and say his son was declaring. Expect the rumor mill to pick back up. The news Kentucky basketball fans did not want to hear came from Jerry Tipton on Wednesday.