Karem Kanter: Xavier is choice, but 'priority is still to go to the NBA'

Green Bay graduate transfer Kerem Kanter, the younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter, will play for Xavier if he opts to return to college, he told ESPN on Tuesday.

Kerem Kanter said he will keep his name in for the NBA draft. but he will not hire an agent.

"My priority is still to go to the NBA," the 6-foot-10 Kanter said.

He would be eligible to play immediately at Xavier if he withdraws from NBA draft consideration by May 24.

Kanter was one of the most sought-after transfer big men on the market the past couple weeks, with Kansas, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Kansas State and others reaching out. He averaged 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds this past season despite playing just 19.1 minutes per game.