UK president Lee Todd criticized the NCAA ruling on Enes Kanter as “an inconsistent and arbitrary application of the rules.”
Todd had said he was “puzzled and confused by the reasoning behind this decision.”
In response, NCAA spokesman Chuck Wynne issued a statement Friday night.
“President Todd is certainly entitled to his opinion on the matter but his own university agreed that Kanter received more than $33,000 above actual and necessary expenses,” Wynne said in the statement. “The amateur certification process is clear on the subject of prospective student-athletes who have played as professionals. There is no ambiguity in the process or the bylaws.”