Men's Basketball

 Enes Kanter
Enes  Kanter

Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Stoneridge Prep


Nineteen Former Wildcats on NBA Opening Day Rosters

UK players comprise 4.2 percent of the league

  • Third overall pick in 2011 NBA Draft (Utah Jazz)

"Enes has the body and potential to be special. He will provide a valuable low-post presence on both the offensive and defensive ends for our team. He also has the versatility to play away from the basket with his shooting ability and face-up game."
- John Calipari

High School
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 and recruiting services ... Listed third overall by ... Ranked as the No. 1 center in the recruiting class of 2010 according to ... 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.

Did You Know?
Enes wants to be a professional wrestler after his basketball career.

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