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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.
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Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2010 8:17 am
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Well, here is some background info about Enes:
His father is a professor, and as a very unique case, he and his family wants a college diploma.
The other route would have been very easy: Play a year or two with a European team (many contracts were offered) and enter NBA draft in 2011.
However, Enes chose to come to the US, spend a year with a prep school, and enter a US University.
Does this make more sense? I am not sure. As he will most likely go to NBA next year, the whole gain is a freshman year under his belt, minus money from two years of Euro pro-basketbal. Whatever is the rationale, he chose this one.
As for his status as a professional: At the start of 2008-2009 season, without signing a contract (Players cannot sign a contract before they are 18 in Turkey), he played just a few games for Fenerbahce Ulker's Senior team (not the same team Deniz Kilicli played for), who wanted to lock him out of NCAA eligibility, but injuries kept him out of more of those pro games. He finished that season with Fenerbahce's and Turkish Natilonal U18 teams,becoming the European U18 MVP, as an underage player.
What is different between Enes and Deniz is, the new regulation by NCAA which passed this year. But even if that was not the case, Enes would be penalized for less games than Deniz (20), because he played in less games.



Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:21 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Turkish import Deniz Kilicli, who missed 20 games due an NCAA violation, Playing on the same team as Kanter.

      
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Vassil "Vasco" Iliev Evtimov (lead his tarheel team in rebounds and points preseason until the NCAA deemed him to have had an unfair advantage by playing overseas for a professional team. He was given an 18 game suspension and returned to the team with 14 games left. Because of these circumstances, he decided to turn professional.)




Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:15 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Vasco Evtimov (selected as a 1995 McDonald's All American.Evtimov lead his tarheel team in rebounds and points preseason until the NCAA deemed him to have had an unfair advantage by playing overseas for a professional team. He was given an 18 game suspension and returned to the team with 14 games left. Because of these circumstances, he decided to turn professional)


      
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Turkish import Deniz Kilicli, who missed 20 games due an NCAA violation for playing on the SAME team as Kanter.


Kanter plays a lick and it will be Calipari and the good ol boys best scam since ( To many to list. may use up all bandwidth.)



dissident812
Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:36 pm
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Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 8:44 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

oh, geezus, just refer back to wrongagain's post.
Starting with diss, this blog just degenerated into a hate UK blog.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 7:26 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

Once Calisatchel is able to run a couple of more players out of town and clear up some salary cap room, Kanter should be a Wildcat within the next two weeks.



Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 6:25 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

It is unclear whether he received pay.  He says he didn't, but others in Europe claimed he received as much as $600,000.     I do recall the situation of Nikola Dragovic at UCLA who played without pay (other than travel expenses and food.)  The NCAA made him sit out 1 game for each he played in Europe (on his club team.)     Kanter moved around quite a bit in the US and finally ended up at Stoneridge after teams refused to play against his Findlay Prep team because they claimed Kanter was a professional.   &nbs
p; It might be too much expense for the NCAA to go to Europe and do a real investigation.    Some have also claimed that 'agents' say he was paid because they didn't want him to leave Europe.

My question:  Did he ever get a qualifying score; or did World Wide Wes arrange for someone to take the test for him as he did for Rose?


dissident812
Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 6:03 pm
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Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:01 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

The test should be:
      
;    1.  Does he want to go to college (i.e., get a degree)?
      
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If the answer is #1, let him go wherever he wants, stay in school for 4 years, play basketball, graduate, be a millionaire in the NBA.
If the answer is #2, he doesn't need to take up a college slot that could go to someone else.  He can play basketball in Europe until
      
;    the NBA comes calling.

Because of the NBA, the colleges have become a halfway house for people who have no interest in education.  The colleges are institutions of education.  The sports are extra-curricular.  They are for amateurs, not professionals.  The NCAA is lowering its own standards for money, which adds nothing to the academic side of the equation.

I like college sports as much as the next guy, but I like them precisely because they are for amateurs.  If I wanted to watch spoiled, rich prima-donnas, I could watch the NBA.  Frankly, the NBA is full of people who spent one year in college or skipped it entirely.  Most of them aren't worth a hill of beans as human beings.  The "good guys" in the NBA went to college and graduated, because college was not just a pit-stop on the way to the NBA.  Nearly every one of those "superstar" pros has negative baggage:  huge egos, criminal records, barbarous public behavior, uncoachable, etc.  The NBA and the NCAA are CREATING these fools, and lots of sports fans are supporting the practice.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:17 pm
 

UK's Kanter still not cleared by NCAA

UK or not, this guy should not be playing in the NCAA.  It certainly does not surprise me that John Calipari is part of the equation, but irregardless, Kanter has no business being a one-year mercenary picked up from a Turkish professional league.  He should play in Europe, for money, and then enter the NBA draft next season.  If he is that good, he can display those skills against the best adults Europe has to offer, and in turn, be a top 5 pick.  This is just another example of John Calipari's shady dealings.  Dont let this guy be a mercenary for Calipari.  This just stinks. 


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