IF KANTER HAD STAYED AT WASHINGTON, HE WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED A BEAT! THE NCAA PRESIDENT, AND HIS COMRADES, WOULD HAVE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY!
Kentucky basketball signee Enes Kanter has been ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA.
Kanter was first ruled ineligible by the NCAA on Nov. 11 when it was determined that Kanter received benefits “above his actual and necessary expenses” while he played for a professional team in Turkey from 2008-09. Kanter received $33,033 more than the permitted expenses, according to the NCAA.
The ruling from the NCAA that Kanter is ineligible should not be a surprise, writes John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader:
“There was no dispute that Kanter received money. UK’s wanted the NCAA to look at the intent, where the money was concerned. The NCAA only saw money. And that made Kanter a professional.”
Kentucky coach John Calipari said the following in a released statement:
“The silver lining is that Enes will always be part of this team. My job will be to prepare him for his entry into the NBA draft, which this decision by the (NCAA) will likely necessitate. Enes will always be a part of our family and I plan to be by his side in the green room whenever he is drafted.”