Omer Yurtseven
Omer Yurtseven considered turning pro before transferring to Georgetown (Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports)

Omer Yurtseven has decided to transfer to Georgetown after briefly considering turning pro. With this decision, Yurtseven will have two years of eligibility remaining after he sits out the upcoming season. Yurtseven cited Patrick Ewing as his reason for picking the Hoyas. Ewing obviously being one of the best centers of all-time in the NBA is seen as someone who can teach the seven-footer the skills to help him once he eventually turns pro. The seven-footer from Turkey averaged 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last year under Kevin Keatts. Yurtseven also considered turning pro after his freshman year as well. Most expect him to only play one season for the Hoyas once eligible.

Yurtseven definitely has pro potential. He has shown the ability to play inside and out. He needs to continue to improve as a rebounder but some of his raw skills are very intriguing to scouts. This is the same kid who once scored 91 points in a U-18 Turkey game just a few years ago. A former 5-star prospect, Yurtseven will have more than enough time to refine his game with the off year due to sitting out before he turns pro.


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