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2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in 66 games ... Averaged 4.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13.2 minutes ... Became the 10th Jazz rookie in franchise history to appear in every regular season game ... Scored in double figures seven times ... Pulled down 10+ boards four times ... Had 12 points and 10 rebounds (first career double-double) in a career-high 33 minutes vs. POR (4/26) ... Scored career-high 17 points and had eight rebounds in 23 minutes at LAL (3/18) ... Had 13 rebounds vs. GS (3/17) ... Had 11 points and six rebounds vs. MIA (3/2) ... Had 12 rebounds at NOH (2/13) ... Scored 12 points and seven rebounds at DAL (1/27) ... Had 10 points and five rebounds vs. LAC (1/17) ... Had seven points and eight rebounds vs. NJN (1/14) ... Had 11 rebounds at LAL (12/27), the most in a Jazz rookie debut since the team moved to Utah (previously 10 by Thurl Bailey on 10/29/83).

IN THE PLAYOFFS
2012: Appeared in four games against San Antonio, averaging 3.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 10.8 minutes.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Played for the Turkish national team at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, averaging 9.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in ... Played for the Turkish U18 national team in 2009 and was named the championship’s MVP after averaging 18.6 points and a tournament-best 16.4 rebounds, leading Turkey to the bronze medal at the European Championships in France ... Named Best Player and Best Center at the 2009 European Championships by eurobasket.com ... Appeared in four games, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.8 minutes with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the Euroleague in 2008-09 ... Also appeared in five games, averaging 3.2 points and 6.4 rebounds with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the Turkish League in 08-09 ... Won a bronze medal at the European Championships in the U16 division in 2008 ... Played for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Junior Team in 2007-08.

CAREER NBA TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round (third pick overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.

AS A COLLEGIAN
Enrolled as freshman at the University of Kentucky in 2010-11, but ruled ineligible to play by NCAA ... Though unable to play, Kanter stayed at Kentucky, attending classes and working out with assistant coaches.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif. ... Played for Fenerbach Ulker in the Euroleague before moving to Stoneridge Prep in October, 2009 ... 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 ... Ranked as a five-star talent by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the number one center in the recruiting class of 2010 according to Scout.com ... Ranked 25th on ESPNU’s top 100 recruits of 2010 class.
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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 247 lbs./ 112 kg
Born: May 20, 1992
From: Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (3rd pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Fenerbahce Ulker/Kentucky/Turkey

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