It looks like Kentucky could be in the mix for another international frontcourt player.
Omer Yurtseven, who plans to turn down a pro contract for college, told Scout that Kentucky & Oregon are the latest schools to contact him.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) February 17, 2016
Many think the 6’11” Yurtseven could be a backup plan if Marques Bolden decides to go elsewhere.
Here is a little more information from Evan Daniels via Ben Roberts of Kentucky.com:
“Where I was impressed the most with him was probably his offensive touch around the rim,” said Daniels, who attended the event. “He’s got a very nice set of hands, very good touch at the basket. He did a good job as an area rebounder. It’s hard to push him off his spot, and he took a lot of physical play. He’s not an explosive athlete, but he’s a better athlete than you’d expect.”
Daniels described Yurtseven as a 6-11 kid with a “sturdy” frame. He doesn’t turn 18 years old until June, and he made it clear over the weekend that he wants to play college basketball next season.
Take a look at some highlights of Kentucky’s newest recruit: