October 31, 2010
October 30, 2010
Kentucky'nin takımı olan Kentucky Wild Cats'te oynayamıyor. Çünkü profesyonel sözleşmeye imza atan basketbolcuların, NCAA kurallarına göre üniversitlerinde forma giymeleri yasak. NCAA'de devam eden soruşturmanın sonunda Enes'in Kentucky'de forma giyip giyemeyeceği belli olacak. Bu arada "Free Enes" yani Enes'e Özgürlük kampanyası hem Kentucky'de hem de internette giderek büyüyor.
Fenerbahçe Ülker, yapılan soruşturmada Enes'e para verildiğini söylerken, Kentucky Üniversitesi bu durum karşısında Enes'in takımda yer alabilmesi için bir yöntem arıyor.
At a time when U.S. prospects Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have grabbed headlines for bypassing college in favor of a year or two of pro basketball in Europe, a Turkish star quietly will try to take the exact opposite route to the NBA.
Enes Kanter, 17, reportedly could have signed a five-year multi-million-dollar offer from Turkish club Fenerbahce, but he turned it down to maintain his amateur status so he can play at a U.S. college. After originally committing to Washington, the 6-foot-10 big man changed his mind and now intends to sign with Kentucky once the spring signing period begins later this week.
It's unusual for the most elite European prospects to take Kanter's path to the pros, but it could become a lot more common if a new NCAA resolution receives final approval later this month. The rule would allow athletes who have competed on a pro team but not signed a contract or received anything more than "actual and necessary expenses" to be eligible to play college basketball immediately.
Since top European prospects often play alongside pros from the age of 15 or 16 in order to get the best competition possible, many wouldn't even consider playing at a U.S. college because of eligibility concerns. For example, the most recent Turkish big man to come to the U.S., Deniz Kilicli, sat out the first 20 games at West Virginia last season because he played 13 games alongside a professional player as the member of a farm team for the Turkish club Efes Pilsen.
Based on his performance at Saturday night's Nike Hoops Summit, Kanter figures to make a far bigger immediate splash than Kilicli assuming he becomes eligible. Kanter scored a tournament-record 34 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds, nearly leading the international team to an upset victory in a matchup against a team of U.S high school all-stars.
"Thirty-four points and 13 rebounds in 24 minutes, very impressive," World Select coach Rob Beveridge said. "It's probably one of the best I've seen in a long time."
Kanter is projected as a potential one-and-done first-round pick in 2011. If he becomes eligible immediately as a freshman at Kentucky and takes advantage of the opportunity to showcase himself in front of NBA scouts, maybe others in his position will follow his lead.
By Jeff Eisenberg
Genç Milli Takım'ın yıldız pivotu Enes Kanter , önümüzdeki yıl Amerikan Kolej Ligi'nde forma giyeceği takıma karar verdi.2.10'luk dev , 2010-11 sezonundan itibaren Kentucky Üniversitesi için ter dökecek.
Türk basketbolunun geleceğinin en büyük yıldız adaylarından Enes Kanter , aylardır kapısını aşındırıp burs teklifleriyle gelen , ABD'nin seçkin üniversiteleri arasında nihayet seçimini yaptı.18 yaşındaki oyuncunun , 2010-11 sezonundan iyibaren Amerikan Kolej Liginin (NCAA) en köklü ve en saygın basketbol programlarından birine sahip olan Kentucky Üniversitesi'nde forma giyeceği öğrenildi.
Kentucky Üniversitesi'nin ünlü coachu John Calipari başta olmak üzere , okulun birçok yetkilisinin Enes Kanter'i ikna etmek için yoğun çaba sarfettikleri ve başarılı oyuncunun geçtiğimiz hafta üniversite kampüsünü ziyaretinin ardından lacivert-beyaz renklere sahip okulun tam kapsamlı basketbol bursu teklifini kabul ettiği belirtildi.2009'da basketbol ve eğitim hayatını ABD'de sürdürmeye karar veren Enes Kanter , halen Tarzania-Kaliforniya'daki Stoneridge Lisesi'nde okuyor.
Nba'in 'oyuncu yetiştirme tarlası' NCAA'in tarihindeki en başarılı okullarından biri olan Kentucky Wildcats 10 kez final oynarken 7 kez de NCAA Şampiyonluğu'nu kazandı.Wildcats'in kadrosunda bu yılki kadrosunda ,2010 NBA Draft'ının 1 numaralı oyuncusu olması beklenen John Wall'ın dışında DeMarcus Cousins , Patrick Patterson gibi genç yıldızlar yer alıyor.
Mete AKTAŞ / HTSpor
October 29, 2010
Amerikan High School Championship'te forma giyen ve 'Nike Hoop Summit' maçındaki performansıyla bütün dikkatleri toplayan Enes Kanter'in bundan sonraki kariyerini nasıl şekillendireceği merak konusu. ABD'deki günlerini Kolej Ligi NCAA'de devam ettirmek isteyen Kanter'in önündeki tek engel Fenerbahçe formasıyla oynadığı Eurolig maçları...
More questions than answers for the next wave of star basketball players.
On a night when Harrison Barnes and Enes Kanter stole the show at the Nike Hoop Summit, Terrence Jones was the last man standing.
Cornered by a dozen media members after the USA Junior National Team defeated the World Select Team, 101-97 in Portland, OR, on Saturday night, the 6-9 forward and all-everything from Jefferson High School reiterated that his collegiate future remains uncertain.
“I’m going to announce my decision on April 23 or 30,” said Jones, who lists Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA and Washington among his college finalists.
“But I won’t wait past the 30th.”
While the 18-year-old Jones – a 2010 Parade Magazine All-American and McDonald’s All-American — finished with 15 points and 4 rebounds in front of a hometown crowd, one thing became glaringly obvious throughout the night: this game was a glimpse into the future for everyone involved.
That goes for those on the USA roster who will attend North Carolina (Barnes, Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall), Duke (Kyrie Irving), Memphis (Will Barton), Florida (Patric Young), Tennessee (Tobias Harris), Ohio State (Jared Sullinger) and Illinois (Meyers Leonard) in the fall.
That goes for the two still undecided (Jones and Brandon Knight) on what their next step will be.
That goes for the number of NBA front office executives and team scouts who were on hand at the Rose Garden. They were among the 7,354 in attendance who probably wondered if one day they’d see these kids don their own teams’ NBA jersey.
The 13th annual Nike Hoop Summit has become synonymous with greatness. It’s dubbed the “country’s premiere basketball game,” and featured 10 of America’s top senior boys pitted against a World Select Team consisting of 11 of the world’s best players who are 19 years old or younger. As of last December, there were 53 former USA players and 15 former World Team members active in the NBA.
No doubt some names that competed in this game will one day make their mark on the League. For others, only question marks exist.
Before tip-off, there was talk from one NBA scout that guys like Barnes (a smooth 6-8 guard) and Sullinger (the bulky 6-9 center) are the most likely to be “one and done” after they get a year of college ball under their belts. And once the ball went up, you could see why Barnes was one of two on that opinion list.
After opening the game with a deep three, the Ames, Iowa product was aggressive on both ends of the floor. He took guys off the dribble with ease. He dunked with emotion. And when the game was on the line, Harrison delivered. Trailing by 12 points entering the fourth quarter, Barnes’ three-pointer with 1:10 left gave the USA a 94-92 lead on the way to victory.
“I had a good night shooting the three and am usually more in attack mode going to the hoop, but my teammates did a good job of finding me,” said Barnes, who was the leading scorer for the USA with 27 points and 7 rebounds.
Barnes represented well, but Enes Kanter for the World Team — a 6-10 center from Stoneridge Prep in California by way of Turkey — was all the talk after an impressive performance. It was one for the records.
He led all scorers with 34 points and 13 rebounds and bested the Nike Hoop Summit record of 33 points set by Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki back in 1998.
“It’s probably one of the best I’ve seen in a long time,” said World Team head coach Rob Beveridge of Kanter, who will attend Kentucky in the fall.
As Beveridge sat at the postgame press conference podium with Kanter and Tristan Thompson (6-8 forward who is committed to play at the University of Texas in the ‘10-11 season), he couldn’t be more proud of his team despite the loss. But even then, focus quickly changed from the present and into the future.
“I think legitimately five, five out of this group,” Beveridge admitted when asked how many players on his roster he believed had NBA potential.
“There’s no doubt they’ll play in the NBA in the future.”
Still, some reservations exist.
The League will wait, but people around Portland and the five schools on his shortlist can’t do the same in finding out where Terrence Jones will sign to play college basketball next season.
“I want to enjoy the coach and the atmosphere and have a family chemistry with the team and find somewhere that I would want to be for four years,” Jones explained.
“I don’t know yet.”
by Wendell Maxey