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.
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