- position Forward
- height 6-10
- Weight 235
- class Freshman
- Hometown Istanbul, Turkey
Third overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft (Utah Jazz)
Shot an event record 13-of-21 from the field, scoring 34 points and grabbing 13 rebounds at the 2010 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore. … His 34-point scoring effort for the World Team broke the individual record of 33 points previously set by Dirk Nowitzki in 1998 … Played for the Turkish under-18 national team in 2009 and was named the championship’s MVP after averaging 18.6 points and a tournament-best 16.4 rebounds a game leading Turkey to the bronze medal at the European Championships in France … Ranked as a five-star talent by both Rivals.com and Scout.com recruiting services … Listed third overall by Rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 1 center in the recruiting class of 2010 according to scout.com … Ranked 25th on ESPNU’s top 100 recruits of 2010 class.
Son of Mehmet and Gulsum Kanter … Born in Switzerland … Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Syracuse and Washington