The University of Kentucky is petitioning the NCAA to submit new information regarding the eligibility of Kanter. According to a joint release from UK and the NCAA, when a school receives new information that could impact a student-athlete's eligibility, the NCAA must provide the university with an opportunity to state its case.
If the NCAA grants UK the opportunity to submit additional information, the process must be heard by the Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee because the Committee of Student-Athlete Reinstatement cannot hear new information on appeal.
Kanter was originally ruled permanently ineligible, pending an appeals process, on Nov. 11 by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff for receiving benefits above his actual and necessary expenses while playing for a club basketball team in Turkey.
Here's the full statement from UK and the NCAA:
"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."
Essentially, if the NCAA grants UK the opportunity to submit its new information, it's like starting the reinstatement process over again.
Until then, Kanter will remain ineligible, but he will be allowed to practice with the team.