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NC State's Omer Yurtseven Granted Release, Will Play Professionally Or Transfer

NC State's cheerleading squad during a basketball game against Villanova.

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Cheerleaders from the North Carolina State Wolfpack perform during a timeout in the second half of their game against the Villanova Wildcats during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NC State center Omer Yurtseven is leaving the program, one way or another.

According to a new release, Yurtseven will either pursue a professional career or consider transferring from NC State. Yurtseven just finished his sophomore season witht he Wolfpack.

“Omer and I had an opportunity to visit and he expressed his intentions to either pursue a professional career or consider transferring from NC State. We will certainly grant his release,” said NC State head coach Kevin Keatts.

Here is Keatts' full statement.

A four-star recruit in the 2016 class, Yurtseven averaged 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds for NC State this season. He helped the Pack reach the NCAA Tournament.

In a first-round loss to Seton Hall, Yurtseven battled foul trouble. He scored just two points and grabbed two rebounds in only 14 minutes of action.

Yurtseven scored 29 points in a win over Clemson this season, and poured in 28 in a loss to Miami.