Classification: Redshirt Junior
Good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Handles the ball fairly well
Very good defensive player
Very good athlete
Needs to improve his shooting
Poor free throw shooter
Can struggle to score in traffic
Not an elite ball handler
Can be careless on offense
Recently tore his ACL, will require surgery
Charles Matthews is an athletic, skilled swingman that excels at attacking the basket to garner scores for his team. He is quite adept at scoring on drives to the hoop, and he also can away with a handful of rebounds.
He had a very good showing in his team’s win over Texas A&M in the Sweet 16, as he scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in that game. He had a solid junior season, but he will need to improve his ability to shoot the basketball, and recently he suffered a significant setback as he tore his ACL in a recent workout. Right now, he may project to be a second round pick for the upcoming draft. If he can recover from this injury, and make strides to improve as a shooter in games, he could end up being a solid role player in the NBA.