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IMG Academy's Kerem Kanter leaves his mark on the FIBA Europe U-18 All-Star game

Kerem Kanter, No. 14 (left), shows off his gold medal with his teammates after Turkey's victory in the U18 Gold Medal game, July 28, 2013

Over the weekend, the IMG Academy Basketball program's Kerem Kanter, younger brother of Utah Jazz forward Enes Kanter, made a big impression at the FIBA Europe U-18 All-Star game, held in Ljubljana , Slovenia, Sept. 21. Kanter played as member of the 'White' team, representing his native Turkey. Though the White team finished on the losing end of the game, falling 74-69 to the 'Blue' team after five lead changes in the fourth quarter, Kanter led his team with 14 points in the game. In July, the 18-year old Kanter also helped lead Turkey to a gold medal finish at the 2013 U18 European Men's Championship, held in Riga, Latvia. Turkey knocked off Croatia 81-74 in the gold medal game. With the gold medal on the line, Kanter led the team in rebounds, with seven, and sealed the victory when he went 2-for-2 at the free throw line in the closing seconds. In the semi-finals of the U-18 Championships, Kanter hit his career-high in points scored, with a 22-point night against Spain on July 27. 

To see highlights of Kanter's performance and post-game reactions, skip to the 1:20 mark below:

 

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