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Kanter’s English skills impress scouts


Enes Kanter is such a mystery to scouts that they are even using the speed at which he learned English as a testament to his work ethic. In an interview with Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Kanter says that when he first came to Kentucky, he only knew a few phrases (“Free Enes” and “Yes, you can take your picture with me?”). After he was ruled ineligible, Kanter made learning the language a priority, hiring a tutor and spending hours practicing:

“I took a tutor for my classes because it was really hard, it was my second language, and I was practicing, but after classes and before classes I talk to my teacher and everything. If they were talking too fast, I would say, ‘I don’t understand, can you repeat it again? Can you repeat it again?’ I think some teachers, they got annoyed with me. I took tutor, maybe, four times a week, something like that.”

Apparently, it’s paying off; scouts and front offices are impressed. Hey, whatever works.

Oh yeah, get ready for an old-school KSR Miss USA Pageant LIVE BLOG tonight with Matt, Beisner, Drew, Turkey Hunter and Mosley, coming your way at 9 p.m. At least Enes speaks better English than this lady:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

7 Comments for Kanter’s English skills impress scouts

  1. Cats
    8:40 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    When does the live- blog start?

  2. Cats
    8:41 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Nevermind, actually went back and read the post and saw it’s @ 9.

  3. Buckets
    8:54 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Slater should have said, “WTF did you just say?” That was brutal. I hope she was just super nervous and not really that stupid. People that dumb shouldn’t breed but she’s really hot.

  4. Roland
    8:59 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Earlier this evening, when refreshing the page there was this “Miss USA draft live blog” post. It had the live blog window and was trying to load. refreshed again, Gone.

    I didn’t know those women got drafted.

  5. BlueWhite
    10:16 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Jim Rome

  6. Mad Hatter
    11:16 pm June 19, 2011 Permalink

    Great for using her mouth.

  7. Emmert still sucks
    1:16 pm June 20, 2011 Permalink

    Really hard to believe she didnt win. She nailed it!