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Wolfpack's Keatts says team to grant Yurtseven his release

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts says sophomore Omer Yurtseven intends to pursue a professional career or transfer.

Keatts said in a statement Wednesday that the Turkish 7-footer had notified him of his plans and that the program will grant Yurtseven's release.

Yurtseven averaged 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Wolfpack (21-12). He also shot 57 percent from the floor and stretched his range, making 22 of 44 3-pointers.

Yurtseven helped the Wolfpack upset Arizona, Duke and North Carolina along with earning an NCAA Tournament bid after the program's 2-year absence. Yurtseven had two points and two rebounds before fouling out in 14 minutes in the first-round NCAA loss to Seton Hall.


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Updated March 21, 2018

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