The NBA G League announced that Miami Heat two-way player Yante Maten has been named NBA G League Player of the Month for games played during the month of December.
Maten appeared in nine games (nine starts) in December, averaging 29.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 59.0 percent from the field, 47.4 percent from three-point range and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. Maten’s December was highlighted by a career-high 42-point, 14-rebound performance in a win over the Stockton Kings on December 2, marking one of seven double-doubles during the month.
In total, Maten has appeared in 20 games (20 starts) for the Skyforce this season and has averaged a team-high 27.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Maten has led the team in scoring on 14 separate occasions and has posted at least 20 points in 17-of-20 games, including nine performances with 30-or-more points.