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Kanter must sit, wait on NCAA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman center Enes Kanter must
sit out all team activities until the NCAA determines his amateur
status.
The 6-foot-11 Kanter played on a club team in Turkey in 2008-09.
The NCAA is reviewing whether Kanter received any extraordinary
benefits during his time with the team, which would be a violation
of the NCAA's amateur policy.
Kanter had received a 45-day grace period that allowed him to
practice while the team prepared for an exhibition trip to Canada
in August. The school then received an extension that ran out
Thursday.
NCAA spokesman Chuck Wynne says Kanter is prohibited from
practicing until his situation is resolved.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has said he believes Kanter will
get to play for the Wildcats this season.

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