Forever Hoya Ӧmer Yurtseven has signed a pro deal with the Miami Heat. Yurtseven is the newest member of the Georgetown Hoyas to join the NBA.
Couldn’t be more proud and excited to be a part of this culture and get to work with the best of the best. The grind continues ✍ https://t.co/joZNoziiis— Omer Yurtseven (@OmerYurtseven5) May 14, 2021
Back in 2019-2020, Yurtseven was selected All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention with the Hoyas with 15.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg, and 53.1% field goal percentage leading Georgetown. During the conference schedule, Yurtseven averaged 13.2 ppg, good for third on the team in scoring, with 9.8 rebounds per game.
The press release states:
Your Miami HEAT have signed center Ӧmer Yurtseven.
Yurtseven appeared in 14 games (one start) with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League this season and averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.36 blocks and 21.1 minutes while shooting 62.6 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three-point range. He scored in double-figures 11 times, including two 20-point games and one 30-point performance. He posted five double-doubles, including a season-high 34 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three blocks against the Long Island Nets on March 1.
Yurtseven played two seasons at NC State before transferring to Georgetown. As a senior in 2019-20, he appeared in 26 games (25 starts) and averaged 15.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.46 blocks, 1.2 assists and 27.3 minutes while shooting 53.4 percent from the field.
The details and duration of the contract are not yet available, but, based on Maimi’s tweets, it appears that Yurtseven will eventually be with the team—just not this road trip.
Ӧmer Yurtseven will not be traveling with the team for this weekend's games in Milwaukee and Detroit.— x - Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 14, 2021
For those of you not following Yurtseven on social media, the 7-footer has been in Miami working on his game (and his tan) for what feels like a couple months since the G League ended.
Omer Yurtseven @OmerYurtseven5 hit 13 threes in a row (18/19) in the workout today with @315BBA. He’s a legit shooter at 7 foot shot it well on the pick and pops and hit 9 straight in the corner pic.twitter.com/Mx4x1i9ivq— Swish Cultures (@swishcultures_) May 6, 2021
Best of luck, Ӧmer! HOYA SAXA