HEIGHT: 6-11 • WEIGHT: 262 •  POSITION: CENTER

College: Kentucky • Year: Freshman

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

About him: Spent last season at Kentucky but never played after NCAA ruled him ineligible for accepting $33,000 from his Turkish club team. ... A bit undersized for center. Some scouts consider him more of a power forward, but Wolves assistant general manager Tony Ronzone says he's definitely a back-to-the-basket center. ... Ronzone also dismissed speculation that Kanter's knees are questionable. ... Kanter is an instinctive, crafty, physical big man who loves contact, but also has an outside shooting touch.

JERRY ZGODA