December 14, 2010
Kentucky Feels Good About Kanter Decision
The Question MarkEnes Kanter, F/C, Fr., KentuckyTop 100 Rank: 5
The answer could come any day. Several NBA sources with ties to the Kentucky program told ESPN.com over the weekend that Kentucky feels good about its chances now that the NCAA has established a precedent with its decision to allow Newton to play, despite the fact that his father took substantial benefits. The facts are very similar in Kanter's case and Kentucky believes the NCAA will rule in its favor.
If Kanter is ruled eligible, the Turkish big man should immediately enter the discussion as the potential No. 1 pick in the draft. Not only will he come in and fill an immediate need for the team (the Wildcats are desperate for a big man in the middle) but his mature game should immediately pay dividends. Teams usually prefer big men at the top of the draft and Kanter is poised to go high if he can get on the floor.
I hope Kentucky's feelings are right...It would be a huge upset if Kanter is ruled eligible and an unbelievable impact on this Kentucky basketball team.