Emmitt Matthews Jr.

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 215
College: West Virginia
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 11/1/1999

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker for his size
Decent defender
Solid athlete
Good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside

Summary:

Emmitt Matthews Jr. is a very athletic, high-motor combo forward that can make hustle plays to help his team on both ends of the floor. He’s a rangy defender that can guard multiple positions, and he can finish plays above the rim to score on offense. He will need to be a more consistent shooter in games, and if he continues to make strides to hone his game, he could end up being an effective role player in the NBA.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
West Virginia Basketball Bio
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/4/23 West Virginia-Kansas State Game via WVUsports

Games Scouted:
2/5/20 West Virginia vs. Iowa State
1/4/21 West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State

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