Stallions announce plans to pursue UK's Kanter

January 9, 2011 

Enes Kanter, left, sat on the UK bench before the game at Georgia. The freshman lost his appeal to play this season.


The Georgetown-based Kentucky Bluegrass Stallions, a member of the Premier Basketball League, sent out a press release Sunday night saying that the franchise intends to pursue Enes Kanter to join its roster. The NCAA recently ruled Kanter permanently ineligible to play collegiate basketball.

"We're prepared to do everything in our power to get Enes Kanter to join our team," Stallions president Kristin Nelson said. "We are prepared to offer a very lucrative package that would not only pay him generously but also offer comprehensive insurance coverage against injury. Even if he just played for us at home we'd love to have him.

"Obviously Enes would be a valuable addition to our roster," Nelson said. "But we're convinced that playing for the Stallions would help Enes as well. Enes can continue his quest for a great University of Kentucky education as he pursues a championship ring with the Stallions. Our season ends in March, so he'd have plenty of time to get ready for the (NBA) Draft."

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