Enes Kanter ineligible: UK will appeal
Well, you probably have already seen it or heard about it now, but the Turkish big-man, Enes Kanter, has been denied eligibility by the NCAA. Basically, they ruled that he received a little over $33K above what they considered justifiable expenses.
It gets a bit tricky from here, as UK plans to appeal the ruling, and the appeal will actually be heard by member schools. There is a slight glimmer of hope that the ruling will be overturned, but most of the folks talking it up online seem to think the chances are slim to none.
I think it is a shame, as it seems to be clear that the money was given to the Kanter family in order to cover educational expenses, but the NCAA didn’t see it that way, so here we are.
You can read more about it around the web…
A good article by Mike DeCourcy, from The Sporting News, on why the NCAA got this one wrong