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Enes says this year is for you

Article written by Thomas Beisner

31 Comments for Enes says this year is for you

  1. Rigby
    12:51 am June 24, 2011 Permalink


  2. yessir
    12:56 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    favorite player to never get to wear the jersey, class class class

  3. billy
    12:57 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    They didn’t count him as a Kentucky pick. ESPN said we only had 3 picks in the draft.

  4. GoCats2
    12:59 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    absolutely fantastic for Kentucky. Tonight is wonderful for recruiting for the second year in a row and next year looks to be even better. I guarantee every High School kid wanting to play in the NBA knows where Enes spent the last season. Also some major props for KSR for having both “Jorts” and “Free Enes” mentioned on National TV!

  5. Mordecai
    1:01 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think may realize just how bad a’ f***’n the NCAA jackwipes gave us last year with the Kanter decision. This kid would have been awesome for us. Great kid, who really wanted to be a student-athlete, but the NCAA said no, we are only for semi-pro kids like Selby. Assholes.

  6. BigBlueMan
    1:01 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I loved that David Stern included ‘and from KENTUCKY’ in his introduction!!

  7. Bco
    1:17 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    This makes me want to put “F*** the NCAA” on my tombstone…

  8. Shawn
    1:21 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    God works In funny ways. If Enes played last year, Jorts likely doesnt get drafted. I hate that we didnt get to hang banner number 8 but Josh was rewarded for all of his dedication. Josh’s story Is one for the ages. He was one a filler spot on the roster In the BG era and went all the way to shutting down Sullinger and being drafted when most said he had no business playing at the D1 level. Couldnt have happened to a greater human being. As far as Enes goes….wow….just wow. What loyalty that young man showed tonight. Special things are happening up In Lexington. The Calipari Era will be one we will tell our grandkids about.

  9. Mack
    1:30 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Wow, ready to start the season, these guys keep getting better and better and they can also play basketball!!

  10. JG Quintel
    1:35 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Gotta love u some Enes!! Great kid. Had he gotten to play, he would have went down as one of the all-time favorites.

  11. xryanx
    1:55 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    we love you too brother! go do your thing now! you are family for life enes. your gonna go down as a legend here. I’m tellin ya, peoples grandkids grandkids are gonna be told the story, IF THE NCAA WOULDN’T HAVE SCREWED ENES KANTER AND THE WILDCAT NATION, WE’D HAVE AN EXTRA CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER IN LEXINGTON. WE LOVE YOU MAN AND WE FELT YOUR LOVE FOR US TONIGHT.

  12. HuntsVegas
    2:13 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Shawn you said it best. Enes plays, Josh doesn’t get much time… They ALL will want to go to UK now.

  13. emmerts gay
    2:44 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    thank you 11. I’m really beginning to have hatred for the people within our own fanbase who don’t recognize Enes for what he is… an all-time UK great. I don’t care that he never put on a UK jersey because he wanted to worse than anybody who ever did wear one. He is my all time favorite player. We love you ENES GO GET EM!!!!!!!!

  14. emmerts gay
    2:51 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    The UK fans that don’t feel like Enes is a big part of UK I have found to be rather uninformed and generally cranky, but most of all ignorant and casual fans at best. If you were at tent city you are a big ENES fan because of the same thing that was on display tonight- Enes’ genuine love for the BBN… like no other player I’ve seen personally. If you don’t know what tent city is, then you are probably one of those “fans” that drove me to write this. Idiots

  15. from utah with love
    3:05 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    thanks for your enes. we promise to take good care of him.

  16. WFMAH
    5:01 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Rupp who?

  17. mamacat
    7:51 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    In your face NCAA! You can take the kid out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the kid. ENES freed tonight!

  18. TonyDelk00
    8:28 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I’m gonna root for this kid for all of his career. That’s class and loyalty. Love it!

  19. Jesus O'Riley
    8:38 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Wow………this is great!!! A future Hall of Famer bleeding BLUE on tv!!!! No doubt that I have him as one of my favs…….Thanks Enes!! I would also like to say congrats and thanks to all the boys!!! One last THANK YOU to Coach Cal……..It’s all cause of YOU!!!!

  20. cpacat
    8:54 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I know someone mentioned it earlier, but it is pretty amazing that a bunch of “dork” fans with a blog site got two of their blog themes “Jorts” and “Free Enes” mentioned by national correspondents on ESPN during the NBA draft. Congrats guys, you have done us hardcore CATS fans proud!

    Now I am just disappointed the NFL draft did not include a feature on Randall Cobb’s “pretty eyes”!

  21. Emmert still sucks
    10:10 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    #8 – So it is God’s fault we didn’t hang banner #8 and not the NCAA’s……makes sense!

  22. WVrefugee
    10:33 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    How on earth can UK fans lay claim to Enes Kanter and his draft position??????????? I assume schools can recruit any/all ineligible players and then lay claim to their future success?

    What a joke!

  23. bung
    10:42 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Lets see…Enes was introduced at madness as a Kentucky player… he practiced with team…he was a student assistant on the team…the College bball org had jurisdiction over him and he was enrolled at UK…YEP, Enes is a Wildcat forever.

  24. JEREMY
    11:15 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    It just blows my mind that ESPN and all their lil commentators could not bring themselves to sayn Turkey/Kentucky for Enes!
    I mean if Fran and the NBA Commissioner can say it then why cant they?? If he was a dukie it wouldve said duke only! Yeah he didnt play at UK but he was enrolled there as a student! I mean the kid asked before the draft if he could have both said! They punished him enough by not letting him play college ball. They could have at least granted him that much respect.
    It was almost like they were trying every which way they could not to say it! AMAZING!!! And just want to add how great i thought it was that he took the time to thank UK and dedicate the season to the fans!!! GO ENES!!! Your finally free!!!

  25. Hey shawn
    12:43 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    hey shawn good point, but god doesn’t exist

  26. jackb
    1:05 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Shawn wasn’t proselytizing. He just included God in his world view. Quit being atheist assholes sniping at someone who believes life has meaning and purpose. Not every mention of God is preaching or looking for a fight. Quit looking for it yourself.

  27. Give me a racoon, please.
    1:26 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    WVrefugee, no one is “lay[ing] claim to Enes Kanter.” We are supporting a young man who made a commitment to Kentucky and did everything he could for the team and the University. I think it shows the real heart of BBN to give support to a guy after he was ruled ineligible. A lesser fan base would just forget about him because he couldn’t help them win. But we are different. We care about him as a person, not just a means for winning games. That is goodness in the hearts of the people of BBN, and it is one more reason I’m a proud graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  28. Juice
    2:51 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    at #22 “If” after the NCAA ruling on Enes, he drops out of school his grades would have counted against the program. So how are we not able to Lay claim to him and his draft position.
    FYI he stayed because he bleeds BLUE.
    HEY NCAA……Hows our Enes taste!!!!

  29. Yo
    4:13 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Love Enes and how he embraced being a Cat. Most of all, I cant wait to see Enes freed in a Jazz jersey next year!

  30. david ball
    7:05 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    excuse me….how did Calipari NOT win National Coach of the Year honors last year?? Or even SEC?? coaches a 6 man rotation–3 freshmen starters, a JC transfer turned starter, a JC transfer turned backup, his best player ineligible (and some resulting heartbreaking road losses)…to the Final Four…perhaps his best coaching job (and best sideline coaching since Tubby’s ’98 tournament run)…and yet one bit of coaching we didn’t get to see…his work with Enes…scouts said he was fundamentally way ahead of where they thought he would be…come to UK…even if the NCAA forbids you to play because you paid a little extra for your education the coaches at UK will still teach you how to develop an NBA ready game…can’t wait to see what Cal will be able to do with this upcoming team…my oh my…UNC had better be ready

  31. Mark Emmert and the NCAA
    7:08 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    We will be sending another letter to Kentucky. It is very troubling and extremely troubling that an NBA player would dedicate his season to a college program and their fans. The OSU investigation is on hold until we complete this investigation at Kentucky. More to come.