Omer Yurtseven

Updated as of 9/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-0
Weight: 240
College: Georgetown
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 6/19/1998

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 73
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate low post scorer
Adequate mid-range shooter, has stretch potential
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good rebounder
Decent defensive player
Rock solid motor

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Needs to expand upon his low post moves
Can be turnover prone
Can struggle against length and athleticism
Struggles to guard quicker players
Can be quite foul prone
Not an elite athlete​

Summary:

Omer Yurtseven is a skilled big man that could project to be a second round pick in the 2020 draft.  Though he had a relatively disappointing freshman season, he played very well at the 2017 NBA Draft Combine, but after playing his sophomore year at NC State, he has since transferred to Georgetown.​  Yurtseven later had a solid junior season, as he has recently declared to enter the draft.

He is a versatile scorer that can do so in multiple ways, and he can do so to create mismatches that can swing in his favor.  Yurtseven also is a solid rebounder, as he will help his team on the boards this year.​

But he will need to improve defensively, and he can sometimes struggle against more athletic opponents.  Even still, Yurtseven may have the smarts and the skills to excel as a role player in the NBA.​

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

SI’s Article on Yurtseven Transferring to Georgetown

Bleacher Report’s Article on Yurtseven Entering the 2020 Draft

Highlights of a 1/8/20 Georgetown-St. John’s Game from YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball

Games Scouted:

1/23/17 NC State vs. Duke

2/1/17 NC State vs. Syracuse

2/8/17 NC State vs. Florida State

11/22/17 NC State vs. Arizona

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