Color me confused.
When former NC State big fella Omer Yurtseven asked for his release, I heard from sources that he was 99.5% going pro, and that this transfer thing was extremely unlikely.
Welp. Sometimes unlikely things happen.
Yurtseven is transferring to Georgetown.
I would like to thank Coach Keatts, the entire coaching staff at NC State and the fans of WPN a for all they have done for me, but at this point I have decided to look at other opportunities to further my academic and basketball career.
— Omer Yurtseven (@OmerYurtseven5) April 16, 2018
The Turkish center will sit out one year, and then have two years of remaining eligibility.
From my understanding, Yurt had a great relationship with NC State head coach Kevin Keatts.
I chalk this up to two things.
1) Keatts wants to fully implement his system next year. That system isn’t well-suited for a big who doesn’t run the court extremely well, and prefers to play with his back to the basket.
2) Yurtseven wants to play for Patrick Ewing, who will run a system that suits his game.