Emmitt Matthews Jr.
Created on 3/8/23. Written by Alan Lu.
College: West Virginia
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker for his size
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
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.
West Virginia Basketball Bio
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/4/23 West Virginia-Kansas State Game via WVUsports
2/5/20 West Virginia vs. Iowa State
1/4/21 West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State
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