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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's pursuit of an NCAA title won't include freshman center Enes Kanter.

The NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee upheld Friday an earlier NCAA decision that deemed Kanter permanently ineligible for receiving more than $33,000 in impermissible benefits while playing for the Turkish club team Fenerbahce two years ago.

The ruling means Kanter will not be able to play, practice or travel with the team but will be able to receive financial aid should he choose to remain at the school.

"We are obviously disappointed in this decision and find it unfortunate that a group of adults would come to such a decision regarding the future of an 18-year-old young man," coach John

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not the full story

not the full story

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that decision isnt

that decision isnt surprising....it just goes to show you that the ncaa are auburn fans.....

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Kanter

The question really is what is next for Kanter.

I guess the 2 serious options are.

1. Go back to Europe to finish the season.

2. Join a NBDL team.

Which choice do you think is best for him?

I would say if he found a good situation where he get some playing time he should join a NBDL squad. If he does this he would be easily seen. Scouts could see his strengths, and what type of skills would also be effective in the NBA.

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i say he should forget the

i say he should forget the d-league..if he goes there and doesnt play well or gets hurts.. that will drop his stock...

his best bet is to wait and workout for teams...he's already a top 10 prospect...

so many players that arent highly rated prospects have great workouts and get drafted higher than they should be...

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Rudeboy I can see your side of things as well. I would just like him to keep playing ball at a high level for the upcoming months. The more he plays NBA style ball the more i think it will help him in the long run as a player.

I know as a player.... if you dont play against high level of players you wont become better.

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why not? actually i think

why not? actually i think playing in the dleague could help his stock rise as much as ncaa..pretty usually rookies who plays there gets better stats than in college a year ago..so it wouldn't be a surprise if Kanter avg big numbers and gms would fall in love with that..

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I don't think Kanter should

I don't think Kanter should go to the D-League. It's a high risk-high reward kind of thing. People forget that Kanter use to just overpower people in Europe that were his age because of his strength, but he wouldn't be able to do that in the D-League because he would be playing against MEN and people that are more physically developed.

Going back to Europe seems like a realistic option, but I think that he'll just stay at Kentucky, even though he can't play. He seems like he really wants to be there and will continue to go to class and will continue to support his team even though he can't play. He'll still be a high pick regardless, especially in this weak draft.

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He put up good numbers

He put up good numbers against other MEN in Euroleague too. I remember reading months ago that him going to Europe would cause some type of situation between him going to a new team and his old team getting paid for him.

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Go to the dleague

He should go to the dleague people forget he was outmuscling sullinger in the all american game and sullinger is overpowering most of college basketball in the big ten so he wont be overmatched strength wise in dleague pluse hes probably been in the weight room alot since hes not playing. I understand he wanted to play college basketball but its not gonna happen so dont waste time tryna sit out anymore basketball is in his fututure he can get a degree online like most other working adults. He shouldnot just let a season go by without playing like Renardo Sidney did I think he should have went to the dleague too.

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"Kanter's family could take

"Kanter's family could take the NCAA to court to file an injunction. Calipari said Friday "whatever they choose to do as a family, we'll support."
I hope he doesn't and just move on,He has many choices as mentioned above,Dleague(doubt it will be the choice of international player),Back to Europe,or just wait for the draft
he is a top 10 pick,I read that he was measured 6'11 b4 not 6'9 as many ppl thinks,that is good length for a C and he is abviously a top 2 C in this draft (other is Jonas)and probably he is better than Jonas
so the chances of him going out of lottery is really slim

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D-League like the Summer

D-League like the Summer League is a guard oriented league....Its rarely that a big man goes to those places and put up big numbers....

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Sioux Falls is where he

Sioux Falls is where he should go. He should NOT GO ANOTHER SEASON without playing basketball that will stunt his development. You guys who don't think he should go to the DLEAGUE are forgetting that Kanter didn't play competitive basketball last year so you are saying it is a good idea for somebody to enter the NBA draft without having played competetive basketball since they were 16? That's a terrible idea.

If he don't go to the D League he does have an opportunity to slip out of the lottery and that's too risky for him.

If he goes to the D League we are talking about the chance to be a top 3 pick and he even has the chance to move into the fist slot. The number one pick is not written in stone and if Kanter proves to be the next stud center he could put himself in the conversation for being the number one pick but only if he plays this year and the D League is the best option availible.

Sioux Falls got the worse record in the Dleague and would probably have fist dibs on Kanter. Dexter Pittman is the current starting center and he is putting up 16 and 8. i think Kanter could go there and put up similar numbers if not better. The D league is guard oriented but it is also very fast paces and this allows for a big man like Kanter to go their and put up monster rebounding numbers.

If Kanter could go to Sioux Falls and beat out Pittman for the starting Center job which he could easily do or Anthony Mason for the starting PF which would be even easier then you are looking at numbers around 17 and 12 possibly even 20 and 14 in the D League and if he gives them a few extra wins you are looking at the first pick in the draft.

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Patrick Patterson is tearing

Patrick Patterson is tearing it up with 18.3 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.6 BPG and 1.6 SPG with a 56FG%

Craig Brackins is averaging 17.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG and 1.8 BPG

Dexter Pittman is putting up 16.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG on 58% shooting from the floor

Tiny Gallon is averaging 15.2 PPG and 8.7 RPG

Cole Aldrich is averaging 8.4 BPG and 1.4 BPG

Solomon Alabi is averaging 6.6 RPG and 3 BPG in just under 22 minutes a game

Hell even Hasheem Thabeet put up 13.8 PPG, 11.2 RPG and 3.2 BPG last year

Big men, even inexperienced ones who are not ready to play in the NBA can play at a high level in the D-League.

If Kanter can't at least be a decent contributer in the D-League he has no business even considering the NBA. If he is a true competitor he would not be scared off by the D-league because he feels like his stock could drop.

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I tend to believe that Kanter

I tend to believe that Kanter will not leave Lexington until after the Spring Semester. The next step of a legal challenge to the NCAA ruling will stretch out to the spring, and at that point the pre-draft cycle is starting. I don't see consistency in the recent NCAA rulings with Newton, Selby, and Kanter though that isn't surprising. Guy-Marc Michel got shafted even worse. The NCAA is more worried about the amateurism of players from abroad who feed into the club system by necessity than boosters and wannabe agents actually trying to exploit and use young men for their profit.

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