Kanter To Look Around

The talented Turkish star is still considering Washington, but is planning to take a peak at a few other schools.

Enes Kanter made quite a splash when he arrived in the United States.

We introduced the Turkish situation to you in back in October when he made a move to the United States. Since his arrival he made a verbal commitment to Lorenzo Romar and the University of Washington.

Now it appears Kanter, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center, wants to do some looking around.

Originally Kanter was hoping to possibly enroll in college early, but when that didn't happen he decided it would be in his best interest to take a look at some other possibilities.

"I don't know what I want to do yet," Kanter told Scout.com. "I didn't know much about the NCAA so I want to look around. Now I'm finding out more."

According to sources close to the situation a number of schools are involved including Florida State, Syracuse and Kentucky. Although no visits have been scheduled, the plan is for him to take some college visits in the near future.

With all that said, Washington, who picked up a verbal commitment from him in late November, according to our source is still firmly in the mix for the talented prospects services.

On the court, Kanter has been sensational. In fact his last game he went for 50 points for and 20 rebounds, according to Tarzana (Calif.) Stoneridge coach Derryck Thorton.

"He's a machine," he said. "He works tirelessly on his game. He works in the weight room. He doesn't eat bad. He's serious about it. He shoots well. He's got every post move that you can imagine a kid to have."

While his coach raved about his game and work ethic, Kanter expressed a desire to get to college and showcase his game on a different level. "I'm ready for the next level of competition. I'm ready for the next step."

Kanter turned down a pair of professional contracts to come to the United States in hopes of playing college basketball.

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