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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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Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 23, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:15 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Come on NCAA let him play!! We need him now or it's all over. FREE ENES!!! FREE ENES!!! GO UK!!! ALL THE WAY!!!

Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:57 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

John Calipari HAS NEVER been named in ONE NCAA violation or investigation.  If you can show proof otherwise, show it or shut it up.  The NCAA, not the fans, ruled that Calipari was "not at risk" during the Memphis/Rose deal and the Camby acted alone and took money from a buddy and Camby has recently, again, confirmed this.

Again, show the proof of cheating, or find some one else to spread lies about.

Again, don't won't to hear your opinion, show the proof of cheating.

Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:53 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Now I take it your not a uk fan. That's ok I understand that. But if your not what dose it matter to you if katner play's or not. But as far as coach cal goes bring your information on how you know that we would get in any trouble with him. I'm sure you have a plentiful sourse of info on that. If you do I'm going to be the next gov of kentucky. Which I'm sure neither is going to happen.

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:45 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

If Kanter was at Louisville, all the UK fans would be totally against this situation and him being cleared.  Kanter received some bad advice, and most likely it didn't end when he met good ol Cal. 

Since: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:44 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Jestep123, he didn't have intrest in going pro his dad turned down 1.5 million to play in Turkey so turning down that type of money to me would indicate that he didn't want to be a pro. And the difference between he and Reggie is that he has never played a game.

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:55 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Why all the vitorol people? Haters are gonna hate but no sense in being silly. Hoosier46=bigot and I expected better from you jestep123.....Calipari may be better at marketing than coaching but he's still better than Rick at either one. And as far as "hanging" on the edge all the time with Calipari in Lexington that's simply not true. Calipari is raising the bar in recruiting. Much better than buying the bar and throwing some skank on it to nail like Ricky does....

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:46 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

let him play,another stupid ruling about a little do nothing

Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:44 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

Kentucky is at fault here as well. I know Kentucky isnt being investigated here but if Enes' situation somehow went under the radar Calipari would be playing him knowing full well it is a violation. Cal is a cheater so lets not sugar coat it.

Enes wont be allowed to play because it will open the flood gates. Give it 2 or 3 years before Cal gets KY suspended from post season play

Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:41 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

For those with the idea that UK is somehow doing something dirty here, remember - all UK is trying to accomplish is getting this kid qualified.  The NCAA isn't investigating UK (sorry Pete Thamel), the NCAA isn't sniffing around Lexington (sorry college basketball world).  UK will get the NCAA's ruling and move on, one way or there other per the rules and before the season begins.

The NCAA rules that Kanter's family accepted 33K above and beyond "expected expenses" but I still haven't been given an answer on how a 15 year old in Turkey is supposed to know what "expected expenses" are or how much they should be, years before the new rule is even written.

Since: May 1, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 7:17 pm

Enes Kanter Situation Close to a Conclusion

I am not an IU fan. My roots are in Indiana but I live in the west. I am a fan of all college sports. I have seen all of the **** involved in college sports from coast to coast. USC (basketball and football), UNLV under Tarkanian, etc. etc. Just follow the $ and no conference is untouched. I am only pushing for the NCAA to get consistant and make a level playing field for all.

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