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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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Comments

Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

oscwahoo- Oswald-who? the assassin??
No probation at UK before Duke.




Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

KATIN TEXAS 
THANKS FOR THAT , THESE ENVIOUS SO CALLED SPORTSMEN ARE JUST EATING THEIR HEARTS OUT BECAUSE THE BIG BLUE IS SO FAR AHEAD OF THE REST



Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

OSWAHOO IS

ENVIOUS PERSON , AT A LOSING SCHOOL  NEED I SAY MORE



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

So if I own my own business, should I be declared ineligible to take business classes? Or if I got paid for a pharmaceutical ad campaign, should I be ineligible for medical school? If I've been paid to play and teach piano for 10 years, should I be denied a music scholarship and band performance? These things don't happen because they don't make sense.
Why exactly do we have college athletics? Isn't college supposed to be where we go to improve the fundamentals of our chosen trades? Why do those seeking advancement in sports get treated differently than those in all other fields? Somewhere along the line, nearly a century ago, someone got the notion that college athletics should be an amateur event, while at the same time being a big money spectator sport.
Is this the dual concept ethics NCAA-member colleges teach? No wonder the execs on wall street took the quick money over long-term, company benefitting decision. It's time for employers to start looking to students who went to colleges with a purpose beyond fund raising: raising youths to the level of noble, practical adults.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:40 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

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



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:22 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

TopekaJayhawk....

maybe you didn't know this, but Kansas Basketball has more major infractions than any other D1 school

you have NO room to talk.

want proof?  feel free to look it up






Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:15 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

permanently ineligible: that means he can never play for UK, so why and the hell would he stay at UK if he can never play basketball? he has worked his whole life to play basketball. His parents received illegal and improper benefits(per NCAA) so he could play basketball. Makes no sense. By the way, Cam Newton did not receive money. kanter did.




Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 10:40 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

How could the NCAA not let Kanter play after the rulings on , , and most of all who is a thug and an embarrassment!

Kanter has showed nothing less than the upmost patience and maturity while his future is uncertain. The other above mentioned players (or fathers of players) received benefits or tried at least, knowing the rules they were breaking. Enes wasn't aware of what his parents were receiving as housing and travel expenses nor did he sign any contract...he was 14 when this started. Declare ineligible this season, create a payment plan to pay back monies he received to his charity of choice, whatever...but to make him permanently ineligible?!! Biased and unbalanced



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:17 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

and you have too much time on your hands.  impressive though, uk's history that is, not you.



Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:08 am
 

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion



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