The case currently sits in appeal by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an appellate body that, by nature, cannot hear new information. The NCAA's reinstatement staff must first reconsider the additional information.
"This opportunity is available to ensure a fair and thorough consideration of eligibility matters for the student-athlete," the release said. "The NCAA and University of Kentucky will not have any further comment regarding the specifics of this case until the process has concluded."
The University of Kentucky has requested to submit additional information to the NCAA regarding Enes Kanter's eligibility, a joint release from UK and the NCAA said Friday afternoon.
The release said it is a "standard NCAA process" to provide a university the opportunity to resubmit a case if new or additional information becomes available.
Kanter was ruled permanently ineligible on Nov. 11 for receiving benefits above his actual and necessary expenses while playing for a club team in his native Turkey. According to facts agreed to at that point by UK and the NCAA Eligibility Center, Kanter received $33,033 more than his expenses from the Turkish club team Fenerbahce for the 2008-09 season.
UK spokesman DeWayne Peevy confirmed Friday afternoon that Kanter can still practice with the team while the NCAA reconsiders the additional information. He is still prohibited from traveling with the team.
Below is the entire text of the joint release:
"The University of Kentucky has requested an opportunity to submit additional information regarding the eligibility of men's basketball student-athlete Enes Kanter. 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.
"Because an NCAA appellate body, such as the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, cannot hear new information on appeal, this reconsideration must first be made by the NCAA reinstatement staff.? The university would then have an opportunity to appeal the staff decision to the committee. This opportunity is available to ensure a fair and thorough consideration of eligibility matters for the student-athlete.
"The NCAA and University of Kentucky will not have any further comment regarding the specifics of this case until the process has concluded."