Georgia’s Yante Maten named AP SEC player of the year

Georgia basketball star Yante Maten was named the 2017-18 SEC men’s basketball player of the year by the Associated Press.

The AP released its All-SEC honors on Tuesday, and Maten was revealed as the choice over fellow unanimous first-teamer Grant Williams. Williams beat out Maten for the player of the year in the SEC coaches voting, which also was released on Tuesday.

Here’s a look at the complete selections from the AP voting panel:

ALL-SEC BASKETBALL: FIRST TEAM

Bryce Brown, Auburn, guard

Daryl Macon, Arkansas, guard

u-Yante Maten, Georgia, forward

Collin Sexton, Alabama, guard

u-Grant Williams, Tennessee, forward

*u = unanimous

ALL-SEC BASKETBALL:  SECOND TEAM

Jaylen Barford, Arkansas, guard

Chris Chiozza, Florida, guard

Jared Harper, Auburn, guard

Mustapha Heron, Auburn, guard

Kassius Robertson, Missouri,  guard

SEC player of the year 

Yante Maten, Georgia

SEC coach of the year

Rick Barnes, Tennessee

SEC newcomer of the year

Collin Sexton, Alabama

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