AAU Team: Team Thad (UAA)
High School Team: Olive Branch (MS)
Strengths: Matthews is a brawny forward with elite athleticism. What is most impressive is his passing ability for his size. He has great court vision and plays the game unselfishly. He excels on the break running lanes to catch and finish or pushing the ball himself and finding open teammates. He has learned how to become effective without the ball in his hand while running with the loaded Team Thad.
Improvement Opportunity: Matthews needs to develop a more consistent shot from mid-range and deep. He could also improve his dribble drive game to open up more scoring opportunities in the half court.
Projection: Matthews holds offers from Memphis, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and others. He is a mid-major prospect.