Enes Kanter Freedom is an American professional basketball player. He was born on May 20, 1992. He was brought up in Turkey after being born in Switzerland to Turkish parents, then immigrated to the US as a teenager.
The Utah Jazz picked Freedom with the third overall choice in the 2011 NBA Draft. Freedom who plays as a center has appeared for five different NBA clubs since his professional debut in 2011. He also featured for the Turkish national team in international competitions between 2008 and 2015.
Kanter played for the Fenerbahçe junior team under Serdar Apaydin from 2006 to 2008 before relocating to the United States. He was a seldom-used reserve for the Fenerbahçe senior team prompting him to look for more game time to enhance his development.
Enes Freedom Education: Where Did Enes Kanter Go To College?
Enes Freedom was invited to play college basketball with the Washington Huskies before making a switch to commit to Kentucky. However, he was judged to be illegible due to payments he received from Fernebache which were deemed excessive by the NCAA.