Our annual preseason list of potential breakout stars is usually hit or miss. Not every pick is as obvious as Grayson Allen.
One of the names we got right last season was Georgia’s Yante Maten, who ended up averaging 16.5 points and 8.0 boards as a sophomore for the Bulldogs.
The most impressive part?
We predicted that explosive second season without knowing that Maten was A) a Taylor Swift fan and B) someone that would win a dance-off at an aquarium during the team’s trip to Valencia, Spain: