Georgia basketball will be without their leading scorer for the remaining four regular season games, as well as the SEC Tournament and any post-season tournament the Bulldogs play in.
Without Yante Maten on the court for Georgia basketball someone needs to step up to fill the opening. This is particularly challenging for the Bulldogs whose biggest issue all year was the lack of a third player to compliment Maten and J.J. Frazier each night.
This is a new challenge for Georgia basketball and an urgent one at that. But if the players respond well to this challenge then they will benefit greatly going into the 2017-18 season. Because many of Georgia’s biggest contributors besides Maten and Frazier have all been underclassmen besides Juwan Parker.
Forcing players Parker, Derek Ogbeide, MIke Edwards, Pape Diatta, “Turtle” Jackson, Jordan Harris and Tyree Crump to play without Maten will make them all grow up fast. They’ll still have Frazier’s shooting and driving, but Maten can’t bail them out with put-backs and being an easy target in the low post to pass too.