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Sometimes Enes Kanter Thinks About Us, Too.


During the preseason, a lot of the speculation about this Kentucky team revolved aroudn a player that would never ultimately take the floor.  You may remember the one they called the UnderKanter.  Enes, while he hasn’t been able to play, has managed to attract the eye of NBA scouts.  In part due to his immense talent (okay, a big part,) but also in part because of the lack of real talent in this years draft class.  Marc Spears over at Yahoo! Sports has a nice read on Enes and the draft, and while it is definitely worth checking out, one Kanter quote sticks out.

“I cry when I watch the games,” Kanter told Yahoo! Sports. “When I watch them play I’m sad because I cannot help my teammates. When I see them losing, it’s frustrating.”

We cry sometimes too Enes.  We cry sometimes too.

Check out the full read here, while you think about how easily Kentucky would roll past Ohio State if the Turk were, in fact, allowed to do work.

And we’ll always have the memories.

Article written by Will Lentz

25 Comments for Sometimes Enes Kanter Thinks About Us, Too.

  1. JLTCatFan
    12:53 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Seems like a genuinely great kid. It hurts me to hear him say that. Add this as number 345 to the list of reasons I despise the NCAA…

  2. Mr. Economy
    12:55 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Princeton is the one that is gonna – cry…………..

  3. B
    12:55 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    He can help a lot by being Jarrod Sullinger in practice to help the team prepare for Ohio State.

  4. SexnNursinHomes
    1:02 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Total B.S on the NCAA- They knew we would have mopped the floor against every team with Kanter.

  5. Calipari's Hyperbole
    1:05 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Enes who? GO JORTS!!!

  6. t
    1:05 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Kanter put up 34 and 14 against Sully, he is probably crying tears of joy he doesn’t have to get exposed by the Bull from Istanbul again.

  7. ms
    1:08 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Is he allowed to travel with the team?

  8. NegativeForNoReason
    1:10 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Genuinely a great kid…. Insta-Star in the NBA!

  9. Don
    1:13 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Serious question, When he gets drafted, will they say from the University of Kentucky…?

  10. UKFanInCiny
    1:15 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    9 Yes, He was asked that in an interview and he said he would have them say University of Kentucky! He will make sure they dont say Turkey.

  11. Enes Kanter says...
    1:17 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    F Turkey…

    They screw me over, I screw them over

  12. Al's IndiCats
    1:17 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    9 if I heard correctly that’s what he wants it to be read as he’s from UK

  13. Ben
    1:17 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Oh what a fun tourney this would be with Enis! We can still win it all, but it would have been much easier with Enis in the middle. Well they say you can’t miss something that you never had, but I do! Go Cats!

  14. francis
    1:25 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Strong men also cry.

    Strong men also cry.

  15. WiLdCATfan4life
    1:37 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    someone should kick everyone in the NCAA that wouldn’t let this kid play right in the nuts if they have any.GO BIG BLUE

  16. Mack
    1:48 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    I certain had he stayed at UW Emmert would have made sure he played.

  17. UK Student n Fan
    2:02 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    16- He most definately 100% would’ve played.

    F*#& the NCAA, it is so unreal all the stupid choices they make. OSU football, Scam Newton, the NCAA tourney seeding committee is aparently a bunch of idiots who know nothing about basketball. It time for someone to stand up and make a point that there is corruption going on here and it needs taken care of. In the mean time the Cats will still win it all, even if we did get robbed of Enes.

  18. jengland
    2:11 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    It’s all about the $$ with the NCAA. They knew BBN did not need Kanter to sell tix and merch. Any other school would have at least doubled merch and tix sales if Kanter was on the roster.

  19. John
    2:13 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    I want to see them win it all every year, but this year I want to see it more than ever because it would be nice to throw the finger at the NCAA and let them know that they still can’t stop Cal and his Cats even after holding back the number 3 ranked player this year.

  20. Viren
    3:18 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    #18 good point. Cats will travel no matter what but it sucks that he was not allowed to play. It’s okay this team can do some damage without Enes taking the floor. No one is talking about Kentucky making noise is a perfect storm for Cats to pull an upset of Ohio State [Cats pulling an upset sounds odd] doesn’t it. Think of this way if Kentucky can beat Bucks then we become the overall #1 seed from there on. Seed #1, 2, 3, and 4 all have fairly easy first round opponents but the second round opponents are going to be tough for every except maybe #1 seeds and that’s not even true in the case of OH State who could face Nov and Duke will likely face Tennessee. No one is safe on a neutral site game teams are not going to just roll out the red carpet for higher seed to advance so I like our chances as a dark horse to reach the final four.

  21. Mylea
    4:27 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    It’s a shame the NCAA wannabee’s wouldn’t let Enes play. Enes would have been unstoppable and the ncaa wannabees known this… But, over the years it always seems that the ncaa wannabees has something against kentucky. And it wouldn’t have mattered if they had won every single game this year. They still would have ranked kentucky a 4 seed.. Just look what they did to Cam Newton, they let him play for the same reason.. Wouldn’t you call that a double standard????? I believe in “KARMA”… NCAA wannabees will get theirs when the Cats come to kick some a** and ask questions later… GO CATS and prove these idiots wrong….

  22. Voice of Reason
    4:34 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    When you consider the affect ENES had on this season without ever playing a game: Jorts game improved dramatically due to practicing against the best BIG in the country, and that was early season. Sullinger’s fat ass knows what’s up. Secondly, Coach Cal has done pretty good considering ENES was ruled ineligible. And last but not least, the next Yao Ming-like player will be playing for UK. Lock that up.

  23. Catmandoo
    6:58 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    I wanna see sullinger try to muscle Jorts macklin thought he was going to move jorts and it simply did not happen. Ohio state is not deep go right after Ohio State take it inside we can match up with Ohio State.

  24. Jim McB
    9:59 pm March 16, 2011 Permalink

    Enes has meant so much to the team and fans this year. I just wish that someone on the team would dedicate this Madness to him. He put the fire in Josh and Eloy. The selection committee should have lit a fire under the rest of the team. Thanks Enes, It is a shame that they screwed you and us. It could have been possibly the greatest season of all.

  25. Katbluefan
    12:53 am March 17, 2011 Permalink

    MARK EMMERT is a disgrace to College Basketball, make that Human Race. With his pretty boy silver hair, and his dumb a88 smile. We all know he has it in for Kentucky Wildcat basketball team because he thought he had Kanter and Jones locked up for his Washington team and it didn’t come true so now he has taken his pi88 off mood out on them. Kentucky kicked Washington’s rear once this year nad it’s a shame Emmert wasn’t there to get his kicked. Sorry Excuse