December 4, 2010

Day in the Top 25: Kentucky asks NCAA for second look at Kanter

Lexington, Ky. • The University of Kentucky is asking the NCAA to take a second look at the eligibility of freshman center Enes Kanter.
The school and the NCAA issued a joint statement Friday saying No. 10 Kentucky has asked for an opportunity to submit additional information about Kanter’s eligibility.
“When a school receives new information that could impact a student-athlete’s eligibility, it is a standard NCAA process to provide the university with an opportunity to resubmit the case for consideration,” the statement said.
The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff ruled the 6-foot-11 Kanter permanently ineligible last month because he received benefits above his actual and necessary expenses while playing for a club basketball team in Turkey.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has maintained Kanter remained an amateur while playing for the club team in 2008-09, saying a portion of the extra benefits were for “educational” purposes and that Kanter’s intent wasn’t to become a professional.
The Wildcats play North Carolina on Saturday.
The Associated Press
Published Dec 3, 2010 10:38PM
Updated 5 hours ago

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