Georgia’s Yante Maten selected as AP SEC player of the year

FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Georgia forward Yante Maten (1) shoots against Florida during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga. Manten was selected to the AP All-SEC team on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia forward Yante Maten is the Associated Press’ Southeastern Conference men’s basketball player of the year.

Maten and Tennessee forward Grant Williams were unanimous first-team picks on the all-SEC team announced Tuesday. Tennessee’s Rick Barnes was named coach of the year and Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton was selected as newcomer of the year by the 15-person media panel. READ MORE>