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Enes Kanter ruled permanently ineligible

Updated: January 8, 2011, 1:02 AM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's pursuit of an NCAA title won't include freshman center Enes Kanter.

The NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee upheld Friday an earlier NCAA decision that deemed Kanter permanently ineligible for receiving more than $33,000 in impermissible benefits while playing for the Turkish club team Fenerbahce two years ago.

The ruling means Kanter will not be able to play, practice or travel with the team but will be able to receive financial aid should ...

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