Georgia Basketball Great Yante Maten Signs Two-Way NBA Contract Georgia Basketball Great Yante Maten Signs Two-Way NBA Contract

Georgia Basketball Great Yante Maten Signs Two-Way NBA Contract

Georgia Basketball Great Yante Maten Signs Two-Way NBA Contract

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Georgia Basketball Great Yante Maten Signs Two-Way NBA Contract


Georgia basketball has had a lot of great players over the last few years, but none of them compare to the record-breaking player from Pontiac, Michigan. Yante Maten played power forward and center for the hoop Dawgs in Athens, where he scored 1,886 career points. Maten’s scoring got him to 2nd place on the all-time scoring list at Georgia as well.

After deciding to test the waters of the NBA Draft last year, Maten did not sign with an agent so that he could return to now former head coach Mark Fox and the Bulldogs.  Maten led Georgia with 636 points last season after recovering from an injury in the 2016-17 season.

Unfortunately, Maten did not get picked in the NBA Draft this year, so he had to join a team separately for the Summer League. The Miami Heat picked up the reigning SEC Player of the Year and played him in most of their Summer League games.  After impressing the Heat, Maten earned a two-way contract on Sunday.

The two-way contract allows Maten to play with Miami for a maximum of 45 days this season and earn around $275,000. However, the Heat can sign Maten to a standard contract at any time, including training camp.  If the Heat do not sign him to a standard deal, then the big man from Pontiac will play most of his games with Sioux Falls, the Heat’s G-League affiliate.

Congrats to Maten on signing with the Heat.

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