J.J. Matthews is a key piece for Longwood’s recruiting efforts with the Class of 2016.
J.J. Matthews, a 6’7 power forward from the Richmond area, is probably Coach Gee’s top target for the Class of 2016 right now and he’ll be visiting Longwood on Sunday August 24. Matthews, who started his career at Hermitage High School, played for Millwood last year and plays his AAU ball for River City Reign.
Last year Matthews posted 14.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game for the Bobcats. Matthews also has offers from Fairfield and James Madison, and interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Richmond, Radford, VCU, George Mason, Gardner-Webb, UNC Greensboro, Hofstra, Mount St. Mary’s, Cincinnati, Robert Morris, and Loyola (MD).
Matthews would obviously be a huge get for the Lancers and he’ll get a good opportunity to see what Longwood is all about participating in the activities that come along with The G.A.M.E. on Sunday.