Enes Kanter (born May 20, 1992) is a Turkish professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), he plays at the center position. Kanter made his debut for the Turkish national basketball team at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in Italy.
Kanter was drafted third overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2011 NBA draft. Upon being drafted, he said “I’m so happy, I’m so excited. I know the Utah Jazz fans are crazy and I love them. I will bring the team toughness and post moves, rebounding, everything. I will try to do everything to make the playoffs.” On December 9, 2011, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Jazz. As a rookie in 2011–12, he became just the 10th Jazz rookie in franchise history to appear in every regular season game.
On February 19, 2015, Kanter was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team deal that also involved the Detroit Pistons. Two days later, he made his debut for the Thunder, recording a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds in a 110-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets. On April 1, 2015, he scored a career-high 30 points in a 131-135 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
2012-13 PANINI GOLD STANDARD GOLD STRIKE AUTO 131/249
2012-17 National Treasure autograph Kanter/Michael Gilchrist Autograph/25
2012 Panini Prestigious Picks Autograph
Career highlights and awards
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2009)
Competitor for Turkey
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Metz Team