Turkish center Omer Yurtseven did his best Wilt Chamberlain impression, scoring 91 points and adding 28 rebounds in a historic performance for Fenerbahce in an under-18 game Sunday against 9 Eylul Basketbol Ihtisas, per Sports Illustrated.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter was impressed by his fellow Turk:
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Ömer Faruk Yurtseven: 91 sayı-28 ribaund-5 asist (34-49 2FG, 5-11 3FG, 8/13 FT) 👀👍💪 https://t.co/XkX9m4KE902016-5-15 15:30:47
According to RealGM, Yurtseven has appeared in 19 senior-level games for Fenerbahce this year across the Euroleague and Turkish Basketball Super League. He's averaging 2.84 points, two rebounds and 0.42 assists a game.
Yurtseven is the No. 3 center and No. 25 overall player in the 2016 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings. In February, he announced he intends to move to the United States to play college basketball.
"Fenerbahce is a really good club and they play at a high level," he said, per Scout's Evan Daniels. "I haven’t been playing that much, so I need to go some place that I can to play more and to improve. That’s why I want to go to college."
Yurtseven has scholarship offers from Utah, North Carolina State and Syracuse, with 247Sports' Jerry Meyer predicting he'll land with the Wolfpack.
Daniels noted eligibility could be a problem for Yurtseven given his professional experience overseas. The NCAA ruled Kanter ineligible in 2011 after he accepted cash while playing with Fenerbahce.