The month of April has been very busy for Mark Fox and the Georgia Bulldogs basketball program, and on Wednesday, the hoops team was able to officially secure two very promising recruits.
Hoops news: Yante Maten and Fred Ibuwe have officially signed with Georgia.
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) April 16, 2014
As Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph reports, Georgia has inked power forward Yante Maten and center Fred Iduwe to letters of intent, and each player could be big in bolstering the front court for the future.
Maten is a slightly higher-rated recruit with 3-star ratings by each of the big recruiting sites (ESPN, Rivals, Scout), and he is a traditional power forward with a developing inside game and maturity beyond his years according to scouts. He comes to Georgia via Bloomington Hills, Michigan, and the Dawgs reportedly beat out both Indiana and Michigan State for his services, making this a bit of a coup for Fox.
In the case of Iduwe, he is a far less developed prospect, but his ceiling appears to be quite high as a legitimate 7-footer with athleticism. Still, he was a 3-star recruit by ESPN and unrated from Scouts/Rivals, and the word “project” is consistently used when discussing him. This is the type of player who Fox could hit a grand slam with, or simply strike out if Iduwe falls short on gaining skills in a hurry.
Stay tuned for more news on the recruiting class, but Georgia’s front line is getting deeper with these moves.
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