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Former Wildcat Charles Matthews agrees to deal with Cleveland Cavaliers

(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

His path to reach this point took plenty of curves after leaving Kentucky, but Charles Matthews is ready to make it in the NBA.

The one-time Wildcat has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to his Twitter account. Matthews has been on a long road to recovery after he tore his ACL during a predraft workout with the Boston Celtics, less than two weeks before the 2019 NBA Draft where he would eventually go unpicked. He spent his freshman season in Lexington, playing in 36 games while averaging 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game before deciding to transfer to Michigan where he would spend the next three years.

Matthews sat out the 2016-17 season after transferring away from Kentucky due to NCAA transfer rules and then played his sophomore and junior seasons with the Wolverines before forging his final season of eligibility. During his sophomore year, he started all 41 games, helping lead Michigan to the National Title game. As a junior at UM, he was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection by the media thanks to solid averages of 12.2 points and 5.o rebounds.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR