Charles Matthews - G (2015)

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180 lb



Chicago (IL) St. Rita HS


Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (#3 SG / #15 overall)
Scout: (#4 SG / #15 overall)
ESPN: 95 (#4 SG / #12 overall)
24/7: 99 (#3 SG / #22 overall)
City/Suburban Hoops Report: #1 player in 2015

Previous Rankings: 5 stars (#2 SG/#9 overall) by Rivals; 5 stars (#1 PG/#6 overall) by Scout; 5 stars/91 (#3 SG/#11 overall) by ESPN; 5 stars/99 (#2 SG/#13 overall) > 5 stars/98 (#3 SG/#14 overall) > 4 stars/96 (#5/#16) by 24/7

Honors Honors


Statistics Statistics

2012-13: 12 ppg, 7 rpg, 5 apg | Sophomore (St. Rita)
2011-12: 9 ppg, 6 rpg | Freshman (St. Rita)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Kentucky

You know a kid is special when his first scholarship offer comes from Arizona, and then has a Illinois and DePaul offers in hand as a freshman. Wisconsin entered the circus in mid-April of his sophomore year, as did Marquette. On top of all that, as soon as Bill Self hired Chicago super-recruiter Jerrance Howard to Kansas, the Jayhawks threw their hat in the scholarship ring for Matthews; and you can add Kentucky and Missouri to the mix now as well.

Matthews eschewed enrolling in prep powerhouse Whitney Young, opting to play along side his older brother for a few years at St. Rita -- a Chicago high school that has produced several quality Badger football players over the years. Because of his size and combo guard skills, Matthews has been dubbed "Little Penny" in some circles.

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02.26: Charles Matthews to Kentucky (ZagsBlog)

08.06: Notes From 2013 Adidas Nations (RealGM)
06.27: Top-10 2015 guard Charles Matthews in high demand (CBS Sports)
05.20: Top 15 in 2015 (City/Suburban Hoops Report)
04.28: Jalen Brunson, Charles Matthews vie for 2015 top spot (Chicago Sun-Times)
04.22: Charles Matthews Adds MU, WI Offers (
02.13: Matthews, St. Rita Beat Brother Rice (
01.19: Undecided sophomore Charles Matthews has 'been hearing lately' from Ohio State, Michigan State, Kansas and Missouri (
01.15: Law, Matthews brothers lead St. Rita past Marist (Chicago Tribune)

05.08: DePaul, Illinois offer St. Rita freshman (ESPN Chicago)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Charles Matthews (ESPN #9 In 2015) @ The NBPA Top 100 Camp - YouTube (06.17.13)
Interview: 2015 Mean Streets Guard Charles Matthews at NYBL - YouTube (05.14.13)
Highlights: Charles Matthews Official Ballislife Sophomore Season Mix - YouTube (03.28.13)
Highlights: Charles Matthews lights up Pangos All-Midwest Freshman/Soph Camp! - YouTube (03.08.13)
Highlights: 2015 guard Charles Matthews - YouTube (08.23.12)
Highlights: Charles Matthews #1 - YouTube (06.06.12)

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