Updated on 3/22/23. Written by Alan Lu.
College: Florida State
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Handles the ball fairly well
Adequate defender that can get steals
Needs to improve his shooting
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be reluctant to take threes
Needs to improve his passing ability
Can play too wildly on offense
Can gamble too much defensively
Matthew Cleveland is a very athletic, high-motor swingman that can make hustle plays to help his team on both ends of the floor. He excels at attacking the hoop to score the basketball, and he is also a rangy defender that can get steals and then turn them into fast break points. He will need to improve his jump shot, but if things break his way, he could end up being a second round pick in the 2023 draft.
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