Kanter’s father “guarantees” Enes would stay sophomore year if asked to sit out

Enes Kanter could stay for his sophomore year if he is ruled ineligible for his sophomore year, according to Enes’ father via The Sporting News.

From the story, in which Enes’ father “guaranteed” Enes would stay if ruled ineligible for this year:

“Enes would do anything to play and help UK, his teammates and fans,” Mehmet Kanter wrote. “In the last two years, one thing me and Enes never discussed was him being pro. He didn’t mention to me about NBA or draft and I guarantee you as a father – if that’s the NCAA’s decision Enes will be a sophomore next year in UK.”

Kanter is still having his eligibility reviewed by the NCAA. He had previously reached the appeals process before UK asked to submit new information. Around that same time, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was ruled eligible because he had no knowledge of impermissible benefits, and the Sporting News story has something similiar. This is a quote from Enes’ father:

“I been saying from beginning of the review there has never been any monetary exchange between Enes and Fenerbahce. Enes was 16 years old, never had any knowledge about any accounts and everything has been between me and Fenerbahce.”

Read the full story here.