So I asked about Matthews on the national board- which is basically Rupp's Rafters lite because of all the UK fans- and here are a couple of the responses.
"Great kid. Hustles and rebounds. He just needs to tighten up his game. He played more at the beginning of the season but I think he lost confidence. He has the tools. Not to mention he is a great person too. No headaches or baggage at all."
"I was excited about his potential by his junior/senior year and much
more disappointed about him leaving than Marcus Lee leaving. Good
athlete but raw in terms of basketball skills. I think he can become a
lockdown defender in a year or two. Showed the ability to be a decent
rebounder already but struggled to score from the floor and around the
rim as a freshman. Overall seemed like your typical freshman who needs a
year or two before he could really contribute."
"I can't remember the game, but I remember specifically falling in love
with his defense in one particular game. I thought it was the Duke game
at first and his D on Grayson, but looking back he only played 7
minutes, so I'm not sure." - (Duke fan)
Sounds like just what the doctor ordered. PLEASE make this happen.