Know About Yante Maten; Stats, Contract, Miami Heat, Injury, Draft, Dating

Published Date: 24 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 24 Feb, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Every great dream begins with great dreamers; the line perfectly suits Yante Maten and his playing career. Despite unsuccessful NBA draft selection, the baller kept patience and thrive to make a name for himself.

American Basketball player, Yante Maten plays for NBA team, Miami Heat. Before stepping into the professional league, the power forward spent four successful years playing for the University of Georgia.

Yante Maten Bio & Family

The player was born as Yante Khaaliq Daiyann Maten on 14 August 1996 in Pontiac, Michigan, the United States. He belongs to Afro-American descent raised by his parents, Bryant Maten and Toiya Paige along with a younger sister, Nia Iwuoha in a Christian home. It is reported that Nia is a child of Toiya from her another matrimony.

Yante Maten’s National sibling day post for sister, Nia on 11 April 2017 (Picture: Yante’s Instagram)

Talking about his education, Yante went to Lahser High School followed by Bloomfield Hills High School in Oakland County. Then he attended the University of Georgia to study and play basketball between 2014 to 2018. Yante stands at the height of 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) and weighs around 109 kgs.

Career, Stats & Contract

The 22-year-old is making a prominent paycheck from playing Basketball professionally since 2018. Although Yante wasn’t a pick at the 2018 NBA draft, he later penned a two-year contract worth $77,250 with the Miami Heat on 29 July 2018. As a part of his deal, Yante will also play for NBA G League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Yante Maten in his Miami Heat skit on 22 November 2018 (Picture: Yante’s Instagram)

Earlier, he spent four successful years playing for Georgia until 2018. Over there he played 128 games starting 97 with an impressive stats of 27.9 minutes per game, .483 field goals, 3-point field goals of .403 with .755 free-throw percentage. Similarly, he recorded 6.9 rebounds with an average point per game of 1.0, .4 steals, 1.6 blocks and 14.7 points per game.

In early Feb 2017, Yante suffered a severe knee injury with Georgia game against Kentucky Wildcats in match number 13.

Is Yante Maten Dating Someone?

Apart from his superb playing stats, Yanta has always remain secluded to talk about his personal life. He must have given his career, a priority rather than being in a relationship. As if for now, Yante could not be dating anyone since no woman has ever been linked with him.

Some Interesting Facts About Yante Maten

  • Yaten was named NBA G League Player of the Month for December 2018.
  • The player always took good care of his sibling and treated her like an adult since their childhood.
  • In the very early days, Yante’s mother was his basketball playmate. The mother-son duo used to practice basketball hoop in their backyard since Toiya played basketball since her school.
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