RELEASE: NC State Lands Talented International Yurtseven

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State men’s basketball team added another big addition to its team with the addition of Turkish center Omer Yurtseven.

The NC State men’s basketball team added another big addition to its team with the addition of Turkish center Omer Yurtseven.

Yurtseven (7-0/240 lb) is a five-star center who played his club basketball for Fenerbahçe. The Istanbul, Turkey, native is the 25th-ranked played in the class of 2016 and the third-ranked center according to 247Sports. 

"Omer is a tremendous addition and we're very excited to have him join our program," said men’s basketball head coach Mark Gottfried. "He's a very skilled and athletic player for his size, and will bring great versatility and another dimension in a position of need for us."  

Yurtseven is expected to make an immediate impact on the team and play a sizable role in the front court.

Yurtseven recently made headlines after scoring 91 points for Turkey’s U18 national team. The talented center has competed for Turkey in the European Championships the last four years and led the squad to silver the last two years.

Yurtseven joins the talented incoming recruiting class of Dennis Smith Jr. and recent addition Darius Hicks.

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