Former Wright State rival headed to Xavier

A former Wright State rival is headed to Xavier after Kerem Kanter withdrew his name from consideration in the NBA Draft on Monday.

XU coach Chris Mack announced that Kanter, a 6-foot-10 forward who played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 2014-17, signed an athletic financial aid agreement.

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A native of Turkey, Kanter averaged 11.3 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds for the Phoenix this season, appearing in 31 of 32 games with 20 starts. He is a graduate transfer, which means he will not have to sit out a year before playing his final season of eligibility.

Wright State held Kanter to a combined 10 points and six rebounds in two meetings last season.

He is the younger brother of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter.

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