Kentucky’s Kanter Can’t Play

by November 11, 2010

After a fall’s worth of drama, the NCAA has ruled Enes Kanter, a top freshman, ineligible. ESPN has more: “Kentucky freshman center Enes Kanter has been ruled ineligible for receiving illegal benefits while playing for a club basketball team in Turkey, the NCAA said in a statement on its website. Kentucky will appeal the decision to the Division I Student-Athlete reinstatement committee at the end of the month. Kanter played three seasons with the Turkish sport club Fenerbahce from 2006-07 to 2008-09. He competed primarily for the club’s under-18 junior team, but did play on the club’s senior team in 2008-09. According to facts agreed to by the university and the NCAA Eligibility Center, Kanter received $33,033 more than his expenses for the 2008-09 season.”

You know what’d be kind of dope? If he ended up teaming up with Allen Iverson this season across the Atlantic.