Originally Posted by Boston Red
Hatchet job or not by Thamel, do people generally believe Kanter got paid by his Turkish squad or not?
And who is Adrian Wojnarowski's source?
"Some top INTL bball officials at USA practice validated on @PeteThamelNYT Kanter probe: "We've all known that kid's already a pro," one said"
Depends on what you mean by paid, IMO. I'm sure he got his expenses paid (as is allowed). I think it's likely some padding went on so that he got paid well for expenses.
I don't think he'll be eligible this year. Or perhaps the NCAA will claim he's eligible, then recant later on, after Kanter has led Kentucky to the Final Four.
Wouldn't that be interesting...
I don't think he "made enough" to be considered a pro. It's similar, IMO, to a private school tuition at Oak Hill or another private basketball factory school. Lots of perks, lots of swag, very little cash, and a whole lot of icky gray area about professional athletics.