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Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Posted on: January 6, 2011 1:11 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 1:34 pm
 
Posted by Matt Jones

With Kentucky close to entering SEC play on Saturday versus Georgia, the status of the elephant in the UK locker room is also about to be determined.  A source has confirmed that today is the day when Enes Kanter's final appeal will be heard by the NCAA.  The Turkish big man's saga has been a confusing one.  After initially being ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA due to benefits he accepted while a member of a Turkish basketball club, Kanter's appeal was then delayed after the Cam Newton decision.  Kentucky went back to the NCAA, citing supposed "new information" and since the NCAA agreed to rehear the case, Kanter and UK have been in limbo.

Now, according to sources, Kanter will face the NCAA appeals board this afternoon, with a decision expected within the next 72 hours.  Because the Kanter situation has been deemed an "appeal", it is assumed that Kanter lost his rehearing with the NCAA, although no official ruling has been released.  The appeal this afternoon will likely represent the final stage of Kanter's eligibility determination by the NCAA, and one way or the other, Kentucky and Kanter should get closure on the process.  Many NBA scouts project Kanter to be a potential Top 5 pick in this year's NBA Draft, although his father has stated that if allowed to play next season, he will return to the University of Kentucky.

For the state of Kentucky, the "Free Enes" campaign has gone non-stop for over three months.  By next Monday, we will know if it worked.

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Since: Aug 12, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:24 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

If Kentucky couldn't win with Cousins, Wall, Patterson, Bledsoe, Orton, et al, they will never win. To have six first round NBA picks on that roster is preposterous. UK will never, ever, put together a team with the overall talent of the 2009-2010 team. Perhaps no school ever will. Nevertheless, as great as they were, West Virginia waxed them like a cheap floor. Just goes to show that it takes more than raw individual talent to win it all. Finally, Calipari will never win it all. That ability in not in his DNA. 



Five first round draft picks, not six.  And are you psychic?  Because I didn't realize we had time machines to see into the future. 

And only losing 3 games in a whole season is a pretty good winning percentage.  I'm not ashamed by last season at all.  Nor should any UK fan.



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:52 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Kateintexas forgot that category



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

number of delusional fans of any one team  #1



Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

I also find it funny that UK fans are trying to use other programs sins to vindicate their own.. Kansas did this , yet even though UK did that then Uk is clear of anything and Kansas is guilty.. UNC did this ( in football,, which is even more stupid), so that makes what UK does clean and same as so to speak.. The only gripe you have is Maggettee.. Oh that's right, Wall got to play an entire season even though he was guilty and slapped the NCAA in the face with making his handler in the investigation his head agent! So what are you guys bickering about?? Do you guys really know how bad that makes you look?? Think about it... When someone brings up something, you use someone elses faults?? Does that vindicate your program?? LOL!!





Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Kanter permentaly ineligible


Just heard the NCAA panel upheld the decision.. Com on Cat fans, this guy situation is no where in the ball park of a Newton ( recieved no money), Shelby ( Small. Smaller than even John Wall), or whoever you can use to vindicate a Pro that took Pro money.. Strory to be posted soon....



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Let's see if the caps make a difference.  Ohio State's basketball program has few loyal fans.  Kentucky has a loyal following nationwide.  Kentucky is running a honest program, they are following the ncaa rules with their appeal and will not play enes if his is not ruled eligible.  Please look to the NCAA if you have problems with Enes playing, don't blame Kentucky.




Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

LET ME TRY FOR SOMETHING BETTER THAN -259.  OHIO STATE'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM HAS FEW LOYAL FANS.  UK HAS A LOYAL FOLLOWING NATIONWIDE.  UK IS RUNNING A HONEST PROGRAM, THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE NCAA RULES WITH THE APPEAL.  BELIEVE ME, ENES WON'T PLAY IF THE NCAA DOESN'T RULE HIM ELIGIBLE.  PLEASE IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH ENES, WRITE THE NCAA, DON'T BLAME KENTUCKY!




Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

CROOKED COACH, CROOKED SCHOOL.  UK will be on probation within three years


OSCWAHOO, YOU ARE A COMPLETELY LOST BUDEYE, I MEAN BUCKEYE.  AFTER ALL PRYOR AND THE REST HAVE DONE, OHIO STATE IS THE MOST CROOKED SCHOOL IN THE NATION ALONG WITH BESSY, I MEAN TRUSSUL.  THAD IS OK, BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY HE STAYS.  NO ONE SHOWS UP AT THE OHIO STATE BASKETBALL GAMES UNTIL HALFTIME, AND LEAVE AT 5 MINUTES TO GO IF THE GAME LOOKS ROUGH.  TICKETS ARE GIVEN AWAY TO GET THESE PEOPLE TO GO TO THE SHOT. CENTER.  YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS PUTTING ANY COMMENTS IN ABOUT BEING CROOKED, NOR DO YOU BELONG IN THE BASKETBALL AREA OF CBS.  PLEASE LEAVE AND GO TO THE CROOKED FOOTBALL SECTION AND MAKE YOUR SILLY COMMENTS.








Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Most Kentucky fans are not delusional when it comes to college basketball.  As I have posted earlier college basketball analysts such as, Jay Bilas, Dick Vitale, etc. have voiced that NCAA rulings absurd in the case of Enes Kanter.  Enes Kanter should be allowed to play immediately.



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Brandon Nicholson (London, KY)


What will become of the Enes Kanter situation at Kentucky...local reports point to a decision in the near future. Based on the Cam Newton ruling, albeit, in another sport, can they ethically deny him eligibility once again?

Jay Bilas  (2:09 PM)


The decision is supposed to come today, according to a story I read by Jeff Goodman. I have no information on the decision, but my gut tells me that the NCAA will not reinstate him. I think he should be allowed to play immediately, and believe that his suspension was a mistake. Reasonable minds can differ, but that kid did not do anything to show intent to professionalize. In fact, he turned away from pro money. Riddle me this. How can Clemson QB Kyle Parker be an amateur when he plays professional baseball and is a millionaire, but Kanter, at worst, took school expenses and is a professional? The kid wants to go to school and play. We should not put up an artificial barrier in his way, or anyone else's. Just one man's opinion.

Haswell (LA)


Kentucky is young again but this team lacks the ego of last years freshman core, do you see Coach Cal putting them together for a deeper run?

Jay Bilas  (2:12 PM)


I continue to be amazed by Kentucky and the job that John Calipari does with such young players and teams. Most coaches struggle with freshmen, but Cal seems to be able to get them to play like upperclassmen in a hurry. I thought that UK would struggle with Louisville (with Buckles playing), but the Cats crushed them. If Kanter played, UK would be a Final Four contender. Without him, they are an Elite Eight team that could make a Final Four with a break or two. Pretty impressive, really.




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