Omer Yurtseven signs with Heat

2021-05-14T21:38:49+00:00 2021-05-14T22:13:05+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

14/May/21 21:38

Omer Yurtseven got his first NBA deal.

By Eurohoops team /

Omer Yurtseven signed a contract with the Miami Heat, the team announced. This is the first NBA contract for the Turkish center who was previously a player of the Oklahoma City Blue.

Yurtseven will also become the first player in Heat history to wear the number #77 on his jersey, per the club.

Per Heat:

Your Miami HEAT have signed center Omer 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.