According to his father, Erdogan Yurtseven, NC State freshman center Omer Yurtseven has not finalized his future plans related to the NBA Draft. Omer announced his intentions to declare for the draft in March but added that he had not signed with an agent.
There have been some recent rumors that Yurtseven has signed with an agent, but his father confirmed that is not the case.
"Omer didn't sign with an agent," Erdogan Yurtseven informed Pack Pride. "He and his coach will decide everything together, and they will announce around May 24th."
A source confirmed that Yurtseven is still on campus participating in team workouts and activities.
Yurtseven, a former five-star recruit, averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds for NC State through 22 games this past season. He missed the first nine games of his freshman season due to eligibility issues, stemming from playing for Fenerbahçe in Turkey.
Players who intended to declare had to submit their name to the NBAby April 23rd, and the official list was released today. All college players who declared will have until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or return to school, provided they haven't hired an agent.
At just 18.8 years old, Yurtseven is one of the youngest players in the draft. Considered a prospect with upside, mock drafts have Yurtseven going in the second round or undrafted, and his father indicated it will not be an easy decision because he is building a relationship with head coach Kevin Keatts.
"It will be a difficult decision because Omer likes his new coach," said Mr. Yurtseven. "He loves the school too."
Yurtseven is one of four NC State players on the official early-entry list, joining freshman point guard Dennis Smith, freshman forward Ted Kapita, and sophomore wing Maverick Rowan.