Charles Matthews 1
Charles  Matthews


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
St. Rita HS

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 190


Sophomore (2016-17)
• Transferred to Michigan from Kentucky
• Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules, and has three years eligibility remaining
• Was a valued member of U-M's practice/scout team

Freshman (2015-16)
• Played one season at Kentucky under head coach John Calipari
• Helped the Wildcats to a 27-9 record, a share of the SEC regular-season title, the SEC Tournament crown and the second round of the NCAA Tournament
• Playing 10.4 minutes per game, he saw action in all 36 games primarily off the bench, averaging 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game
• Started three games including season-opener against Albany (Nov. 13), playing 15 minutes with four points and two rebounds
• Added two additional starts against Illinois State (Nov. 30), recording a career-best 34 minutes along with five points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and block; and against #16 Louisville (Dec. 26)
• Highlighted his freshman season with a career-high 11-point performance vs. South Florida (Nov. 27) in the Hoophall Miami Invitational, a seven-point, five-rebound effort in the home victory over Georgia (Feb. 9) and grabbing a career-best seven rebounds in win over Boston University (Nov. 24)

Prep Career
• Played at St. Rita under coach Gary Decesare
• Tabbed as ESPN's No. 42 overall player in the 2015 Class and No. 2 player in Illinois
• Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 4A All-State first team (2015), third team (2014)
• Associated Press Class 4A All-State first team (2015), honorable mention (2014)
• Chicago Tribune, Class 4A All-State first team (2015), special mention (2014)
• Daily Southtown Basketball Player of the Year (2015), All-Area (2015)
• Tony Lawless Award for MVP of Catholic League South Section (2015)
• Chicago Catholic League first team (2015), South Section All-League (2014)
• Led St. Rita to three straight Catholic League South Division titles (2013, '14, '15)
• Helped St. Rita to two straight Class 4A Regional titles (2014, '15)
• As a senior, averaged 21.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, leading Mustangs to a 26-4 record, Chicago Catholic League South title and 4A Regional title before losing to Simeon, 74-70, in 4A sectional final
• As a junior, averaged 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds, leading Mustangs to a 21-8 record, Chicago Catholic League South title and 4A Regional title before losing to eventual Class 4A champion Whitney Young, 75-66, in sectional final

• Given name is Charles I. Matthews
• Son of Nicole and Charles Matthews
• Born on Nov. 15, 1996, in Chicago, Ill.
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Undecided major

Personal Notes
• Right-Handed
• Has two brothers: Dominique, who plays basketball at Illinois-Chicago and Jordan, who will be a junior at St. Rita
• Alum of the Nike EYBL Meanstreets program -- an AAU organization that was started by former NFL wide receiver and U-M grad Tai Streets in 2001
• Captured MVP honors after leading his team to the 3-on-3 USA Basketball U18 championship

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