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Monday Recruiting: Yurtseven Chooses N.C. State And A Football Note

SU’s pursuit of Omer Yurtseven falls short.

It’s been a tough week for Syracuse basketball fans. A few days after Malachi Richardson chose to stay in the NBA Draft, 2016 Turkish center Omer Yurtseven signed with NC State, according to

Yurtseven visited Syracuse two weeks ago and the Orange was considered one of three finalists to land the big man. Unfortunately, that bid came up short.

SU is still trying to add players for next season though. While Yurtseven won’t be wearing Orange, 2016 New Jersey big man Taurean Thompson still might be.

Jim Boeheim has been recruiting Thompson for quite some time in an effort to bolster Syracuse’s frontcourt depth. The most recent development with this story is that Michigan State is making a late run at the Brewster Academy product.

SU Football Holding Brooklyn Satellite Camp

During his 2016 National Signing Day Press Conference, Dino Babers discussed the importance of bringing in New York talent to Syracuse Football.

There were no New Yorkers in SU’s 2016 recruiting class because Babers and his staff had limited time to evaluate uncommitted in-state players so quickly after being hired.

Last week SU Athletics announced that the Orange football staff will be hosting a satellite camp on June 11 in Brooklyn. Registration has already opened up.

This allows for Babers and company to evaluate players in person, which is important because the coaches can actually get to know participants in addition to seeing their skill set.

SU Football will also be represented at four other satellite camps, including two in Syracuse that are set to occur in June after the Brooklyn camp.

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Posted: Connor Morrissette

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