ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia forward Yante Maten is submitting his name for the NBA draft while protecting his option to return for his senior season.
Maten won't hire an agent while testing his standing in the draft, he said Thursday. He has until May 24 - 10 days after the draft combine - to make a final decision on whether to remain in the draft or return to Georgia.
"I have always had the dream of playing in the NBA," Maten said in a statement released by Georgia. "This is a chance for me to safely see where they project me."