ESPN ranks Georgia’s Yante Maten among top 50 college basketball players

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ESPN ranks Georgia’s Yante Maten among top 50 college basketball players

After announcing he would return for his senior year at Georgia, Yante Maten landed the No. 23 spot on ESPN’s college basketball ranking.

ESPN’s CBBRank rates the best 50 college basketball players in the nation ahead of 2017-18 tip off.

“Last seen scoring 33 points in just 31 minutes in UGA's 80-68 exhibition loss to Michigan State, Maten is going to be a problem for opposing defenses all season long. The 6-foot-8 senior is a box score stuffer par excellence,” ESPN’s CBBRank read.

To determine the CBBRank results, ESPN created a panel of writers, reporters, analysts and ESPN Insiders who ranked the top 50 college basketball players entering the upcoming season. The panel collaborated with Microsoft Research and The Wharton School and polled ESPN experts.

Below are the top 15 players on ESPN’s CBBRank. The full list can be read on ESPN.com.

  1. Miles Bridges, Michigan State
  2. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
  3. Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame
  4. Allonzo Trier, Arizona
  5. Michael Porter, Jr., Missouri
  6. Greyson Allen, Duke
  7. Devonte' Graham, Kansas
  8. Landry Shamet, Wichita State
  9. Marvin Bagley III, Duke
  10. Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
  11. Jevon Carter, West Virginia
  12. Deandre Ayron, Arizona
  13. Joel Berry II, North Carolina
  14. Collin Sexton, Alabama
  15. Robert Williams, Texas A&M
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