NAME: Omer Yurtseven
CLUB TEAM: Fenerbahçe
NOTES: NC State landed a huge signature on Monday when Omer Yurtseven, who is widely considered by many as a potential lottery pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, selected the Wolfpack over Syracuse, Utah and a significant professional contract to stay in Turkey and play for Fenerbahçe.
"They have had a Turkish player (Egin Atsur) before and I heard that it was all good for him," Yurtseven told Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Evan Daniels. "They have a pretty good team. They are on the edge and above average and they need another guy to take them up. They needed another guy."
"It's not just about basketball," he added. "I'm interested in math and stuff, and they have a pretty good computer science program."
Regarded as one of the top prospects in Europe, Yurtseven recently completed in the Turkey U18 Championships and averaged 34.8 points, 18.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.8 blocks per game. In the final game, he scored 91 points (34-49 FG/5-11 3FG) and grabbed 28 rebounds.
"On the court, Yurtseven is one of the best prospects expected to enter college next season," said Daniels. "In a loaded 2016 class, Yurtseven is rated as a five-star prospect and if we ranked international prospects in the top 100, he’d be classified as the top center and a top 10 overall prospect.
"Yurtseven has a strong, sturdy frame. Offensively, he’s very gifted, as he’s equipped with terrific hands and quality touch around the basket. Yurtseven can score with hooks over each shoulder and is also a good shooter from mid-range out to the three-point stripe. He’ll help N.C. State immediately with his scoring ability and rebounding."
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