Friday, October 8, 2010

Free Enes Rumors Via Twitter

A Twitter member by the name of UKBBallRecruiting released this tweet today, insinuating that the decision on Enes Kanter's eligibility may come as soon as tonight or on Monday. There is also this article from the Sporting News that was updated today in which they quote John Calipari as saying that the decision will come in the next 10-14 days.

But we have heard this before. We heard the same time table in September and there has still been no word. Let's see what happens in the next couple of days. Either way, we should know by the end of the month if the Sportsthat Free Enes movement had any effect.


  1. How long is this gonna take? The guy was paid upwards of $100,000. The kid is a professional. If I hear one more UK fan (Matt Jones) compare his situation to a guy playing at Oak Hill, I will scream. There is no comparison. Oak Hill provides an expensive education for the athletes...a Turkish pro club provides a salary. And UK fans, please stop it with the "living expenses" argument. Seriously guys...I've been to Eastern Ky. Not only does the average UK fan not need $100,000 to live on, but they don't make that in a year. You guys gave it a good shot, but it's now time to come back to your senses. Maybe your next sketchy recruit will pan out better.

  2. Travis, I respectfully disagree... and that should mean something since I ususally don't do much in the way of 'respect' for Louisville fans ;)

    First, the 100k is disputed. Your main argument is that because he was paid 100k he should not play. If that amount is proven true, then Kanter should not play as it would be excessive to his living expenses.

    However, no one disputes Kanter took money for living expenses and no one disputes he played with professional players on a professional team as an amateur, both of which are legal and within the rules of the NCAA. Those expenses, rather you live in a hotel in Ashland Kentucky for 3 years or ISTANBUL Turkey, will be considerable... and I don't know many people in Kentucky or anywhere for that matter, that could afford to live outside their home for three years without assistance.

  3. If you read and follow what is coming out of the Kanter camp, and I know people are going to say this is biased, but Kanter's dad is a respected and well off professor in Turkey. That $100,000 is something that the family really doesn't need.

    Second, Turkey wants to do anything and everything to prevent Kanter from coming to an American Uninversity. He isn't a sketchy recruit. Washington already accepted him and any school, including Louisville, would not have passed on him if given the opportunity.

    Third, are Dieng, Sallie and Coleman "sketchy"? All three Ricky P recruits, all three ineligible.