Well, this is interesting. In an interview with The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy, Enes Kanter’s father says that Enes would remain at UK if told to sit out a year by the NCAA. Whether this turns out to be true or not, it further reaffirms publicly Enes’ desire to be a student and play college basketball. Here is a quote from the story:
“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.”
Also, the elder Kanter reiterated the so-called “Cam Newton” point by saying that when the money exchanged hands, Enes was 16 years old and had no idea what was happening. He also again stated that he is willing to repay the extra money.