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Charles Matthews considering Xavier and Michigan


Two schools are reportedly in the mix for Charles Matthews, the former Wildcat who decided to try out another program for his college basketball future. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Matthews is considering Xavier and Michigan as two of his possible destinations for his next three years of eligibility.

Marquette, Kansas, Illinois and Michigan State were finalists when Matthews originally committed to the Wildcats in 2014. I have not seen or heard any mention of those schools this time around in his second recruitment.

Wherever Matthews goes, someone is getting a good player with a ton of potential. It shouldn’t surprise anyone if he becomes a star before his college career is over.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for Charles Matthews considering Xavier and Michigan

  1. leon singleton
    7:49 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    Its a shame Matthews was pushed out the door trying to get Bolden.

    • damage_control
      10:00 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

      It’s a shame your mother didn’t have any children that survived birth.

  2. GroundControlToNumber9
    8:04 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    “I’ve lost my mind.”

    – Charles Matthews or Leon Singleton

  3. GroundControlToNumber9
    8:09 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    Dude… you’re green. Not Mean Jo Green. Just green.

    There’s no better place to knock against the best. Maybe Duke this year… but if you didn’t like your playing time at UK then you wouldn’t want to be at Duke in 2016.

    But what does that say? It says, “YOU’RE NOT AS GOOD AS YOU THINK YOU ARE… YET.”

    Tell your dad to calm down (or whoever is in your ear).

    Patience grasshopper… when your ready people won’t call you out.

  4. Luether
    8:11 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    I think Xavier would be a good fit…

    • Ricky Blumpkin
      9:59 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

      I would agree. He’s not a shooter. Michigan relies more on shooting, not slashing.

  5. RC
    9:12 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    Couple of thoughts on Matthews and Lee both leaving-
    1. If kids want to play, they want to play. Patience isn’t much of a virtue when you’re 20 years old.
    2. Matthews and Lee aren’t NBA-caliber talents. They’re simply not. So, if they want to play in college they should go where they can actually get big minutes. They’re likely 4-year college players with some overseas professional potential. Why waste their college eligibility riding the pine in Lexington.
    3 For good & bad, UK has become an NBA-factory. Every major recruit who comes here thinks they’re going to be a star in The Association one day, but few going to make it. If they can’t realize that dream sooner than later they’re going to leave. Transfers are going to become more common at UK, Dook, KS, etc. It’s just a by-product of the current college basketball landscape.
    Good luck to them both!