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Prospect Profile

Enes Kanter

  • Full Name: Enes Kanter
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 255
  • Birthdate: May 20, 1992
  • College: Kentucky
Utah Jazz Round 1: Pick 3

Strengths:

   * Big body, strong, long arms (7-3 wingspan)
   * Good skill level
   * Solid stroke with ability to shoot 3's when set
   * Good on block, utilizing strength and footwork
   * Solid basketball IQ and pretty crafty
   * Good rebounder

Weaknesses:

   * Good athlete, not great
   * Runs well but does not possesses average NBA-level speed
   * Can get a bit lazy and inconsistent at times
   * Ruled ineligible at Kentucky due to NCAA Amateurism rules
 

NBA projection:
Lock lottery pick with potential to be Top 5 in the 2011 Draft

2010-11 season:
Did not play

Key statistics:
2009 European Championships U18: Nine games, 18.6 ppg, 16.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg. FG 54%, FT 70%
Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)- Five games, 13.8mpg, 3.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg
Fenerbache Ulker (Euroleague) – Four games, 7.0 mpg, 2.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Cool statistic:
At the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit, Kanter scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in only 24 minutes of play for the World Select Team in a 101-97 USA win. Harrison Barnes led the USA with 27 points and 8 rebounds.

Reminds me of:
Carlos Boozer

What the Experts Say:
Carl Berman, Basketball Times & NetScouts Basketball

"Enes Kanter, a 6-10, 255-pound power forward from Turkey was the best player on the floor (at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit). Kanter is extremely tough, is a brute on the boards and can step out for 20-footers. In one three-minute sequence Kanter pulled down five offensive rebounds and scored 13 points. He scored on seven consecutive World Team possessions, three times off the offensive boards." 

Current contract and team:
Declared Ineligible to play for Kentucky (NCAA)

Chris Denker and Carl Berman are Managing Partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection."

Kentucky
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - Turkish League
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2008-09 5 13.8 8 16 .500 0 1 .000 6.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 16 3.2
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - Euroleague
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2008-09 4 7.3 3 7 .429 2 3 .667 1.5 0.0 0.3 0.0 8 2.0

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