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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

January 14, 2011 at 4:50 PM

NCAA president Mark Emmert on Enes Kanter decision

NCAA president Mark Emmert, the former Washington president, spoke to Seth Davis about the NCAA decision to permanently rule Enes Kanter ineligible.
Kanter gave an oral commitment to the Huskies before breaking the verbal agreement and signing scholarship papers with Kentucky. It sounds as if it was an easy decision for the NCAA. Once it determined Kanter accepted money from a professional club in Europe, he was deemed ineligible.
Still there is the argument that other student-athletes such as Kansas freshman Josh Selby are allowed to repay monies they improperly receive. Or other athletes such as Auburn quarterback Cam Newton are not penalized even though their parents financially benefit from their athletic talents. The NCAA is never consistent when determining what’s proper and what’s against the rules. Just ask Reggie Bush.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
Foxsports.com included Washington State junior Klay Thompson among its top 10 Player of the Year candidates.
— Maybe Texas A&M was better than we thought. The Aggies (14-1) are No. 14 in the rankings and they have a big game tomorrow against No. 15 Missouri.
— Here’s a power ranking from SI.com’s Luke Winn.

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