December 24, 2010

Enes Kanter Ruling Won't Come Until After New Year

Kentucky will have to wait until after the new year to learn whether or not Turkish Freshman Enes Kanter will be eligible to play after he spent three years with Turkish club Fenerbahce between 2006 and 2009 as reported by ESPN's Andy Katz.

"Reports on any decision before the first of the year are wrong," Wynne wrote in an e-mail, according to the report. "It won't happen."

Kanter had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because he received over $33,000 more than his actual expenses while playing for Fenerbahce during the 2008-09 season. Kentucky first appealed the ruling, then asked for permission to re-present the case in light of the NCAA's ruling on Cam Newton. The school has been waiting for what it had hoped would be a quick resolution for the 6-foot-11 forward.

The NCAA bylaws state that potential players are allowed to play on teams with professionals -- a change from the old bylaws -- but that they are not allowed to exceed their actual and necessary expenses.

Kanter's father said earlier in the week that Enes would play for Kentucky next season if the NCAA declares him eligible for his sophomore year.

Kanter is widely expected to be a top five pick in the NBA Draft this season, if he declares.

-- Adam Gretz
By FanHouse Staff

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