Mar 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs fans in the student section shown in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats prior to the game at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Kentucky 72-62. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Fred Iduwe, Yante Maten commit to Georgia Bulldogs


The Georgia Bulldogs took a big step towards getting back to the NCAA Tournament over the weekend.

The Bulldogs picked up commitments from two big men, power forward Yante Maten and center Fred Iduwe.

The 6’8, 225-pound Maten attends Bloomfield Hills Andover in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is considered a 3-star prospect.

“They got a steal,” Bloomfield Hills’ head coach Duane Graves told Gentry Estes of 24/7 Sports. “They got a very, very good player. He’s going to make the Bulldog nation very proud.”

Maten is ranked as the 54th best power forward prospect, the sixth best overall prospect in the state of Michigan and the 218th best overall prospect in the class of 2014 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

The 6’11, 220-pound Iduwe attends St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin and has not yet been ranked as a prospect.

“I feel Georgia is a school where I can play,” Iduwe said. “I like the conference they play in. I’m going to be close to home now (with host family in Bimingham). I really like the coaches, the players. They are easy going people. Georgia felt very comfortable to me.”

They are the first two commitments for the Bulldogs.

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