On court at last, Kanter shining bright

Originally Published: September 2, 2011
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

PANEVEZYS, Lithuania -- With an army of drums beating in unison and a sea of flags shaken like spears, Enes Kanter stands on the court and momentarily inhales the scene. To his right, as he waits in the pregame layup line, Turkey's unofficial pep squad is chanting in full patriotic voice, producing a wave of intimidation.

Here, at EuroBasket in Lithuania, these fans expect a great deal from a team that rolled all the way to the world championship final last summer on home soil before falling ...

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