DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Charles Matthews, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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Charles Matthews
Team: Kentucky, Freshman
PhysicalsPositionsRankings Misc
H: 6' 6"
W: 180 lbs
Bday: 11/15/1996
(19 Years Old)
Current: SG
Possible: SG
Rank 37 in NCAA Freshmen
RSCI: 52
High School: St. Rita
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2015Kentucky Combine6' 5"6' 6"1896' 9"8' 7"5.533.041.5
2014USA Basketball6' 4.5"6' 5.5"1876' 8.5"8' 6.5"NANANA
2014Nike Skills AcademyNA6' 6.5"1806' 8.5"NANANANA
2014Nike Skills AcademyNA6' 6.5"1806' 8.5"NANANANA
2013LeBron James CampNA6' 6"1726' 7.5"NANANANA
2013Kevin Durant CampNA6' 6"1726' 7.5"NANANANA
2012Reebok Breakout6' 3.5"NA1586' 8.5"8' 6"NANANA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
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2015 Kentucky Combine Measurements and Analysis
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Charles Matthews has tremendous size for an NBA shooting guard standing 6'6 with a 6'9 wingspan and a 189-pound frame. Having gained just 2 pounds since last summer, Matthews is a lean athlete with great explosiveness. His 41.5 inch maximum vertical leap is terrific. He's built similar to Zach LaVine, who at 6'5.75 with a 6'8.25 wingspan and 181-pound frame registered a 41.5 maximum vertical leap at the 2014 NBA Combine, but of course is not quite as athletic.
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High School Class of 2015 Scouting Reports
September 6, 2013
Jonathan Givony

Recruiting Rankings: 247: #14, ESPN: #9, Scout: #13, Rivals: #13

-Good size for a wing. Measured 6-6 with shoes
-Very good athlete. Explosive. Can play above the rim with ease
-Good scoring instincts
-Solid perimeter shooter. Nice shooting mechanics and soft touch. Made 38% of his 3-point attempts at the Nike EYBL. Reliable with feet set
-Good in transition
-Very quick first step. Gets to the free throw line at a high rate
-Makes plays defensively thanks to physical tools. Can be outstanding here if he commits to it

-Inefficient scorer. 39% from 2-point range at Nike EYBL
-Average ball-handler. Rarely gets all the way to the basket in the half-court
-Settles too often for off-balance floaters and other low percentage shots inside the arc
-Needs to keep getting stronger, which should help him become a better finisher inside the paint
-Doesn't know how to use his body to create contact.
-Does not have a great wingspan (6-7 )
-Has an ugly looking stroke shooting off the dribble.

Outlook: Developing wing prospect with good physical attributes and a nice stroke from outside. Shows potential as a scorer, but must improve his ball-handling skills and pull-up jumper. Has nice upside to continue to develop long-term.
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