Report: Xavier lands transfer from Wisconsin-Green Bay, another transfer changes his mind

Karem Kanter (1) defending against NKU's Drew McDonald in a game last season (NKU Athletics).

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Xavier University basketball team has landed transfer Karem Kanter from Wisconsin-Green Bay, according to Jon Rothstein of

Kanter, a 6-foot-10 245-pound center, is a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately to play in the 2017-18 season.

This past year at Wisconsin Green-Bay he averaged 11.3 points and and 6.3 rebounds per game in 19.1 minutes per game after playing sparingly the previous two seasons. He shot 50.7 percent from the field in 2016-17, including making 14 of 40 three-point attempts.

Kanter has already declared himself eligible for the upcoming NBA draft and said in a tweet he is still committed to turning pro but he would play for the Musketeers if he doesn't go to the NBA.

Green Bay is in the Horizon League, which is the same league as Northern Kentucky University. In two games against NKU this past season, Kanter scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, but he had 23 points and 14 rebounds in the second game, which NKU won at home, 69-67.

Kanter is the younger brother of former University of Kentucky recruit and current Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter.

Karem Kanter had just visited Xavier last week.

Later in the afternoon the Musketeers lost another transfer when junior college stat Brady Ernst took to Twitter to announce he will not be attending Xavier.

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