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Yante Maten

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Yante Maten

PF, Senior, Georgia

Personal

-       School: Georgia

-       Season: Senior

-       Age 21 (Born August 14, 1996)

-       Born in Pontiac, Michigan

-       Height: 6’8

-       Weight:

-       Twitter: youngmoney__11

-       Instagram: yandelobro

-       Devout Christian

-       Grew up with single mother Toiya Paige – Mother said God told him to choose Georgia

-       High School Coach Duane Graves - "He doesn’t have a tattoo or a pierced ear. He doesn’t swear. He’s a young man who is down to Earth, and very religious”

-       2014 Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year

-       Suffered concussion in January 2015 after being hit by a car - only missed 1 game

-       Selected as 2017-18 AP SEC Player of the Year

 

Game Tape

-       December 19, 2017 vs. Georgia Tech

-       Poor D allowed over the top pass on roll

-       Hit some shots over Lammers contest

-       Catch and shoot straightaway 3 as the trailer – hits

-       Brings the ball up, hits deep right elbow pull-up jumper – looks comfortable handling the ball

-       Blocks weakside post-up attempt, good help and timing

-       Got a few impressive rebounds, appears to have long arms

-       Catches on the cut and hits reverse layup – under control around the rim

-       Can make the skip pass out of the post

-       Shot the ball really well from the perimeter

-       Got 3 offensive rebounds, crashes the glass when not boxed out – one resulted in a putback slam

 

Game Tape

-       Norfolk Sports Club vs. Roger Brown’s April, 13, 2018

-       Good relocation on offense

-       Quick rolling to the hoop

-       Impressive touch on bank hook shots in the paint with both hands

-       Missed a number of FTs

-       Hit 2 3’s

-       Poor defense on Williams drive, get beaten and bodied

-       Establishes deep post positioning immediately

-       Scoring easily in limited minutes

-       Out of control layup attempt on perimeter drive, not his game

-       Impressive block in transition defense on Williams trying to dunk it then seals deep in the post on offense and finishes left handed layup

-       Beat everyone down the floor offensively but did not defend well

-       Scores easily

 

Overall

Maten is not a great athlete, but he is a great scorer. Maten is deadly in the post. He has a plethora of moves, his touch is good, he makes the extra pass on double teams, and he can pick and pop. He tends to catch the ball very deep and finishes really well on either side. Maten has also extended his jumper out to the 3 point line and can get hot from there. While he is not a great 3 point shooter, I think he is a good catch-and-shoot jump shooter. He is not a great rebounder because he cannot jump high, so he will have to boxout well at the next level. Nevertheless, his scoring ability in the post is elite. He has become a pretty good shot blocker, and is usually aware with good timing and long arms. I think he can be an effective backup Power Forward off the bench in the NBA and he is a good 2nd round pick.