Enes Kanter, is a Swiss-born stateless basketball player of Turkish origin. He currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He was originally selected as the third overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He is a political activist, noted for his criticisms of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and support for the Gülen movement. A long-time professional wrestling fan, he briefly held the WWE 24/7 Championship.
|Born:||May 20, 1992, Zürich, Switzerland|
|Nationality:||Stateless (formerly Turkish)|
|Listed height:||6 ft 11 in|
|Listed weight:||255 lb|
|High school:||Stoneridge Preparatory School, (Simi Valley, California)|
|NBA draft:||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3, Utah Jazz|
|Twitter:||Enes Kanter's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Enes Kanter's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Enes Kanter's IMDb|
About Enes Kanter
Turkish center who was selected third overall by the Utah Jazz in 2011. He became the team's starting center in 2013, then a 2015 trade sent him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for two years. In 2017, he joined the New York Knicks.
He was offered European contracts at a young age, but declined because he wanted to play high school and college basketball in the United States.
He made his debut for the Turkish national basketball team in the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship.
He was born to Mehmet and Gulsum Kanter. His younger brother Kerem is also a basketball player.
In 2012, he began playing alongside point guard Mo Williams on the Utah Jazz.
Information related to Enes Kanter
- National Basketball Association players from Turkey
- Gülen movement
- Turkish expatriate basketball people in the United States
- Turkish exiles
- Turkish Muslims
- Fugitives wanted on terrorism charges
- Turkish emigrants to the United States
- Stateless people
- Utah Jazz draft picks
- Oklahoma City Thunder players
- Fenerbahçe men's basketball players
- Sportspeople from Zürich
- Utah Jazz players
- Portland Trail Blazers players
- Boston Celtics players
- New York Knicks players