CBS Sports and a friend of KSR, Jon Rothstein had some nice things to say about Charles Matthews, which is becoming more common with each passing day. Rothstein, checking in around college basketball highlighted the incoming freshman from Chicago, who sometimes seems to be overlooked because of the other high-profile commits that joined him in the Class of 2015.
This time Rothstein compared Matthews to DeAndre Liggins, saying “Matthews could have a similar type of impact for this Kentucky team. Word out of Lexington is that the 6-5 wing continues to be a major surprise and possesses something that separates him from other players on the Wildcats’ roster — he can impact the game without needing the ball.”
That’s exactly the type of guy each great team needs. Matthews is willing to do all the dirty work, much like Liggins during his junior year. If Matthews can be a threat to score the way Liggins developed that, it’ll be tough to keep him off the court. Now excuse me while I drool thinking about Tyler Ulis and Matthews playing defense together.