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Turkish GM tells newspaper UK recruit took cash


ISTANBUL (AP) - The general manager of a Turkish basketball team
tells The New York Times that Kentucky recruit Enes Kanter received
more than $100,000 in cash and benefits while he played for the
professional club.
Nedim Karakas, the general manager for Fenerbahce Ulker, says
the team has handed over banking and housing records to the NCAA,
which is reviewing his amateur status.
The 6-foot-11, 272-pound Kanter is one of the top prospects in
Kentucky's highly rated recruiting class.
Karakas says the Turkish team provided housing for Kanter and
his family for more than three years. It also gave him food and
pocket money, and paid more than $6,500 a month in salary
during his final season.
The 18-year-old did not sign a contract with the club.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RELEASED THIS STATEMENT TONIGHT:

The University of Kentucky is working diligently with the NCAA on this matter and we fully support Enes Kanter and his family through this ongoing NCAA review. We will have no further comment.
DeWayne Peevy
UK Media Relations


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