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Turkish star Omer Yurtseven, a 7-footer projected as the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com, has signed a National Letter of Intent with N.C. State.

"They have had a Turkish player (Egin Atsur) before and I heard that it was all good for him," Yurtseven told Evan Daniels of Scout, who first reported the news. "They have a pretty good team. They are on the edge and above average and they need another guy to take them up. They needed another guy."

"It's not just about basketball," he added. "I'm interested in math and stuff and they have a pretty good computer science program."

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 (Rob Kinnan / USA Today)
(Rob Kinnan / USA Today)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State junior Anthony ''Cat'' Barber is skipping his final season to pursue an NBA career.

Barber had previously indicated he would at least go through the draft evaluation process, which could allow him to potentially return to school. But team spokesman Josh Rattray said Tuesday evening that Barber has notified coach Mark Gottfried that he would remain in the draft.

''I enjoyed my time at N.C. State and want to thank my coaches for giving me the opportunity,'' Barber said in a statement released by the school Tuesday night. ''Most importantly I want to thank my teammates and the fans. I want everyone to know I gave it 100 percent every night and will forever be a part of (Wolfpack Nation).''

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