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Nobody’s Impressed Cal more than Charles Matthews

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Charles Matthews only had 3 points, but it isn’t what he put in the box score that impressed his head coach.

Coming off the bench, Boston Coach Joe Jones said Matthews was disruptive with three consecutive offensive rebounds.  Cal needed somebody to provide energy off the bench during a tight stretch and Matthews did the trick.

“He moved into the rotation now.  I thought he was outstanding.  If you ask me he changed the whole game,” Calipari said.  That praise didn’t come with a caveat, “If he makes free throws he’s in that 7-man rotation and he pushes guys out.”

Matthews totaled 7 rebounds but missed 3 free throws in 18 minutes of action.  Matthews’ heart has gotten him playing time, but he’ll need to improve his execution to remain a permanent fixture.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Nobody’s Impressed Cal more than Charles Matthews



  1. UKALLDAY1
    12:35 am November 25, 2015 Permalink

    He was all over the place tonight! He was a beast on the boards. In terms of fight and effort no doubt he is one of the toughest players on UK’s roster. Now if he can just slow down on offensive, right now all he knows to do is drive hard to the basket. He’s not confident in his jumper, and he hasn’t shown his complete game. Once that happens he becomes a STAR! He’s going to be scary good, if not this year then next year.



  2. Jaybrown13
    9:45 am November 25, 2015 Permalink

    He’s shot 5-7 through 5 games so far. I’d like to see him shoot more. That will come with more playing time. He needs to show confidence in his jumper, but we all progress at out own rate. Just love the hustle he has shown. He had a nice game last night. Let’s hope there are many more to come.



  3. Jaybrown13
    9:46 am November 25, 2015 Permalink

    Btw, #1 for Boston looks like a small woodland creature crawled up on his head and died.



  4. catinkville
    10:20 am November 25, 2015 Permalink

    I thought Charles played well, but didn’t get into the flow of the offense and didn’t get a lot of touches except on offensive rebounds. I love how hard he plays. Is it just me or does he look alot like Wayne Turner?



  5. smahurin
    1:51 pm November 25, 2015 Permalink

    I was also really impressed with Charles, he was tenacious rebounding. But you can tell he’s definitely confused as to what he should be doing. On offense when he wasn’t ripping down offense boards, he ran around the entire time with his arms out asking “what should I be doing?”. It’ll come with time.