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UK releases a statement on Kanter

The waiting continues for a final decision in the Enes Kanter case.

But Friday, we learned UK officials have some new information they want to present.

UK wants the NCAA to take a second look.

The university has requested an opportunity to submit additional information in the case.

This information must go to the same body that initially ruled him ineligible, the NCAA reinstatement staff.

Andy Katz of ESPN reports UK is using the Cam Newton case as a basis to submit the request.

ESPN.com says UK expects to hear back from the NCAA Amateurism Staff within a week.

In November, the NCAA declared Kanter permanently ineligible, because he received a little more than $33,000 beyond necessary expenses.

UK then had the right to appeal, and everyone has been waiting for a final decision to come at any time.

We don't know whether Kanter's appeal was actually heard.

The following is a statement released by UK Friday afternoon regarding Enes Kanter.

“The University of Kentucky has requested an opportunity to submit additional information regarding the eligibility of men’s basketball student-athlete Enes Kanter. When a school receives new information that could impact a student-athlete’s eligibility, it is a standard NCAA process to provide the university with an opportunity to resubmit the case for consideration. Because an NCAA appellate body, such as the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, cannot hear new information on appeal, this reconsideration must first be made by the NCAA reinstatement staff. The university would then have an opportunity to appeal the staff decision to the committee. This opportunity is available to ensure a fair and thorough consideration of eligibility matters for the student-athlete. The NCAA and University of Kentucky will not have any further comment regarding the specifics of this case until the process has concluded.”

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