2011 NBA Draft Results: Enes Kanter Drafted By Jazz With No. 3 Pick

With the No. 3 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz selected Turkish center Enes Kanter.

Kanter, a 19-year-old who didn't play competitively in the 2010-11 season due to collegiate ineligibility, is considered a legit option at center at 6'11. Despite the lack of a competitive track record, the reports on Kanter as a prospect have been good. He made his largest American splash when he dominated the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland to the tune of a Summit-record 34 points and 13 rebounds.

He was recruited to play at Kentucky under John Calipari, but the NCAA ruled him ineligible after discovering $33,000 in benefits afforded him while playing with Turkish squad Fenerbahce Ulker as a 16-year-old. His other notable experience came in FIBA play, where was the MVP for the European Under-18 championship in 2009, outclassing rival Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania, a top-10 prospect in this draft class.

For more on the Jazz, visit SB Nation's Utah blog, SLC Dunk.

The 2011 NBA Draft rolls on through Thursday night. Stay with this StoryStream for all of the 2011 NBA Draft results, check out our 2011 NBA Draft rumors and trades StoryStream for all the latest news from the NBA's craziest day, and hit our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage of the draft, trades and the aftermath on Friday.

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