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Omer Yurtseven plans to transfer to Georgetown

According to a report from Evan Daniels of 247 Sports, former NC State center Omer Yurtseven has signed scholarship papers with Georgetown.

(Update: Georgetown and Patrick Ewing confirmed the decision.)

In late March, Yurtseven asked for and was granted his release by NC State. As of right now, Yurtseven would have to sit out the 2018-19 season; however, as we discussed last week, newly proposed NCAA transfer rules could change that.

Joe Giglio of the News & Observer mentioned Georgetown as the favorite to land Yurtseven — if he decided to transfer, and not go pro.

 

Omer Yurtseven: Floor Spacer

Yurtseven — 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds in 2017-18 — teamed up with Markell Johnson to form one of the nation’s top pick-and-roll/pop combinations. As a sophomore, Yurtseven demonstrated his ability to stretch the floor, too, which is big for his pro prospects.

On pick-and-pops, Yurtseven scored one point per possession on 51.2 percent effective shooting, according to Synergy.

 

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