NC State's 2016-17 outlook just got a nice shot in the arm, as freshman 7-footer Omer Yurtseven will be able to play for the Wolfpack this season, the school announced Monday.

Yurtseven, a talented 18-year-old who once scored 91 points in a single game, will be in a Wolfpack uniform -- but not before serving a nine-game suspension, as ruled on by the NCAA's eligibility center. This would slot Yurtseven to step on the court for the first time for NC State's home game against Appalachian State on Dec. 15. He'll join fellow first-year player Dennis Smith, Jr. -- a projected top-five pick -- and in doing so, make NC State an interesting contender in the ACC.

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Omer Yurtseven previously played for Fenerbahce Istanbul in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Getty Images

Yurtseven was a five-star-level recruit who previously played for Fenerbahce Istanbul in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, and the sticking point here is how much money he/his family received. Ultimately the NCAA deemed a $1,000 conversion in American money will be what Yurtseven has to pay back as part of his punishment/suspension.

"I'm disappointed for Omer," said NC State coach Mark Gottfried. "He has been patient and 100 percent forthright. We will adapt and integrate him in as soon as possible"

A similar case some years back with Enes Kanter at Kentucky wound up going against UK. The NCAA ruled Kanter played as a professional and accepted too much money to be deemed eligible. He was with the team but never played in his one season on a college campus, in 2010-11.

NC State is slotted 32nd in CBS Sports' canonical ranking of every team in the sport entering the 2016-17 season.