Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 70
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
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
Decent defensive player
Rock solid motor
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
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, and he recently declared to enter the 2020 NBA 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.
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
2/8/17 NC State vs. Florida State
11/22/17 NC State vs. Arizona
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