#OTRHoopsReport: Prospect Eval – Charles Matthews – October 7, 2014

Big Blue Nation will be excited to see the talents of Matthews in coming years. He was one of the more productive class of 2015 prospects at USA Mini-Camp last weekend. Photo Cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

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By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Charles Matthews – (Las Vegas, Nev.), – Saint Rita HS – 2015
Height: 6’5″
Position:  Shooting Guard
Committed College: Kentucky

Date: October 5, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Matthews was very productive this weekend as he shot the ball very well from beyond the arc and off of the pull-up jumper. He has a very explosive first step that allowed him to get into the lane to finish. That combination of shooting ability and athleticism allowed him to compete at a high level this past weekend. If there was an area he struggled with was handling the hard hedge on the ball screen. Although he is an adequate handler, he still has room to grow in that area.

Date: October 5, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Another elite setting produced similar results for Matthews. He’s a steady wing player with a penchant for hitting the open 3-pointer when left alone. In that regard, he’s been consistent in both high-level evals that I’ve been able to see.

Highlights of Matthews complements of Courtside Films:

Exposure and Showcase Opportunities:

October 11 – CoachHemi.com Fall Workout
October 18 – Peach State Basketball Top 40 Workout


Jonathan HemingwayJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB

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