N.C. State star sophomore big man Omer Yurtseven is transferring out of the Wolfpack’s program. He’s reportedly made his decision.
Yurtzeven, a 7-foot center out of Turkey, is reportedly headed to Georgetown. 247Sports’ Evan Daniels first reported the news.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 16, 2018
This is a huge pickup for the Hoyas. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has since confirmed the news.
Georgetown has also picked up NC State big man Omer Yurtseven, he told ESPN. HUGE pickup for the Hoyas. Transfer who will sit and have two years left.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 16, 2018
Yurtseven was one of the best big men in the ACC last season. He averaged 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds a game for the Wolfpack. Yurtseven was also one of the best rim protectors in the country, averaging 1.8 blocks a game.
The Turkey native reportedly had professional options. He turned down a sizable contract before coming to the states to play for N.C. State.
“When Yurtseven announced his transfer it was noted that he would also consider professional options. Prior to coming to college, Yurtseven turned down a large contract to stay home and play for Fenerbahçe,” writes 247Sports’ Evan Daniels.
Yurtseven will have to sit out the 2018-19 season. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.