Dallas Mavericks: Omer Yurtseven 2020 NBA Draft profile
The Dallas Mavericks have two picks in the top 31 in the 2020 NBA Draft. They should be casting a wide net and looking at every prospect available. Fans know there are always players that slip through the cracks.
The 22-year-old Turkish Omer Yurtseven is an intriguing prospect. Not rated on most people 2020 draft boards, he finds himself looking at his chance to make it to the NBA.
In 2015, at age 17, Yurtseven played in his first Euroleague game. That season, Yurtseven’s team traveled to Barclays Center in New York to play in a preseason game against the Nets. Yurtseven became the youngest player ever to play in an NBA preseason game at that time. The following year, Yurtseven decided to take his skills to the NCAA.
Yurtseven ending up joining North Carolina State University to play with former Maverick Dennis Smith Jr. After two years at NC State and thoughts of entering the NBA Draft both years, Omer decided to transfer to Georgetown where he played the best basketball of his life.
Yurtseven averaged 15.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.5 blocks in 27.3 minutes per game while shooting 53.4 percent from the field. There was plenty of tape for NBA teams to get excited about too.
Dallas Mavericks draft: Omer Yurtseven measurables
Weight: 265 lbs.
Let us take a closer look at his game including his strengths and weaknesses before determining his potential fit with the Dallas Mavericks.