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UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Posted on: August 3, 2010 4:05 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2010 4:07 pm

Kentucky freshman Enes Kanter is facing extensive questioning from the NCAA about his amateur status and has not yet been cleared to play for the Wildcats this season, UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy confirmed Tuesday.

The 6-foot-10 forward's amateur status is uncertain because he played for a professional team in his native Turkey before moving to the United States. Kanter will not be allowed to accompany the Wildcats on a three-day trip of exhibitions in Canada unless he is cleared by Aug. 15.

Kanter is a projected to be a top five pick if he enters the 2011 NBA Draft.

He finished with 33 points and 13 rebounds against other top prospects in April's Nike Hoop Summit.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 11:35 am

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Well Umass still has theirs hanging. Not sure about Memphis. Go Wombats!

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 11:28 am

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Since when did NCAA regs get in the way of Calipari's recruiting? 

What do you suppose they did with those banners they had to take down at UMass and Memphis?  Ebay?

Since: Jun 3, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 11:23 am

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

If KANTER ends up having to sit out that will deter european players from going to college and just staying over there for a year before entering the draft.  In my opinion with the new rule that is out this year he should be allowed to play and that is what will be the best for the student, NCAA, and foreign players everywhere.  The NCAA will be able to bring in better talent and the way things are going these days with all the one and doners anyway.  Who is it going to hurt? 

Since: May 8, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 11:10 am

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Well the deal is he apparently did not get paid, he just played with professionals while keeping his amatuer status

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:15 am
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Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 8:39 am

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

All this for another one and done.  No doubt he's a great talent, but it's funny how the UK fans think this rule is ridiculous when it doesn't benefit them.  He'll probably be eligible and Calipari will continue to push the envelope when it comes to recruiting.  I have nothing against UK, but I do against Calipari.  I cannot wait for the day that his tactics catch up with him once again.....

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:18 am

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Even with the potential amateur status issues, Enes Kanter would still be the most NCAA-eligible player under Calipari since 1981.

Man, I would hate to be a Georgetown fan.  The school of Allen Iverson and the rest of the thugs.  What a jealous loser.

Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:32 pm

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

It is clear that nearly all the people who have chosen to comment about Kanter have very little knowledge of the background of the young man.  The same people also appear to lack knowledge of the recruitment of the best player to come from Turkey in some time, perhaps, ever.  The interesting, and distressing, thing about Internet and/or blogger boards is that almost all who post do so to present a personal agenda.  That makes these boards the absolute worst place to participate in a meaningful sports discussion.

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2010 11:21 pm

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Thank you tville33.  The article you linked (



ucky-ncaa ) was informative.  I'm still wondering if he could be ruled eligible though.  I have a hard time believing that someone could play with professionals without signing a contract, even if he isn't 18... his parents/legal guardians can sign the contracts (think child stars in Hollywood).  Unless there are big time differences in legalities between the USA and Europe.  Regardless, I look forward to seeing him play.  Not just anyone breaks scoring records.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2010 10:57 pm

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

There is nothing new here.....this situation was well-understood by Calipari before he offered this kid a scholarship. Conventional wisdom is that he will be cleared this week, next week at the latest. 

All of you haters will enjoy watching our Enes "go off" night after night.......against stiff competition........ 

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