0 E.C. Matthews
0 E.C. Matthews
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: R-SR
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Romulus
Position: G
Major: Communication Studies
gp 2
pts/g 14.0
fg % 38.5
3pt % 18.2
ft % 75.0
reb/g 3.0
a/g 0.5

2017-18 (Redshirt Senior):

  • Has started and played in two games
  • Had 18 points and three rebounds at Nevada (11/13)
  • Scored 10 points and had three rebounds in 23 minutes against UNC Asheville (11/10)

2016-17 (Redshirt Junior):

  • Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship after averaging 19.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 51.6% (16-31) from the floor
  • Connected on 10-of-15 from the perimeter and 16-of-17 from the foul line during the three games in the A-10 Championship
  • Earned Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team honors
  • Named to the 2016-17 All-Atlantic 10 Third Team
  • Named to the USBWA All-District 1 team
  • Led the Rams in scoring on 12 occasions this season
  • Has posted 27 career games - eight in 2016-17 - with 20+ points; two with 30+
  • Scored his 1,000th career point on November 11 vs. Dartmouth
  • Rams were 15-1 this season when he scores at least 17 points
  • Missed the 2015-16 season due to injury (right knee) suffered in the season opening game vs. American on Nov. 13, 2015

2015-16 (Junior):

  • Missed the bulk of the 2015-16 season due to injury (right knee) suffered in the season opening game vs. American on Nov. 13
  • Named to the 2015-16 Preseason All-Atlantic 10 First Team
  • Tabbed as a preseason First Team all-A-10 pick by every major national publication and media outlet.
  • Predicted to be the A-10 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, and Athlon Sports
  • Checked in at #55 on NBCSports.com. #56 on CBSSports.com, and #57 on ESPN.com’s Top 100 College Basketball players lists.
  • Was one of 20 players on the national watch list for the Jerry West Award - presented to the nation’s top shooting guard

2014-15 (Sophomore):

  • Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team; also a preseason A-10 second teamer
  • Also named to the USBWA All-District I team, putting him among the top players in New England
  • NBCSports.com’s College Basketball Talk ranked him #46 on its Top 100 Players list before the season
  • One of 36 players on the Bob Cousy Award watchlist, presented to the nation’s top point guard
  • Two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (November 24, January 12).
  • Poured in a season-high 27 points (9-15 FG; 3-8 3FG) in 38 minutes at Providence
  • Scored a game-high 20 points against #11/12 Kansas in the first game of the Orlando Classic
  • Had 26 points - 22 in the second half and OT - to go with 10 rebounds in a win over #21/21 Nebraska

2013-14 (Freshman):

  • Named 2014 Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Year; fifth URI player to earn the award
  • Also named to the Kyle Macy Freshman All-American Team
  • Was one of 30 of the top collegiate players in the country to serve as a counselor at adidas Nations.
  • Seven-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week; one of just six players in league history to win seven or more weekly rookie awards
  • Poured in a career-high 32 points against Duquesne - the most by a Rhody freshman since 1999-2000.
  • Earned his first collegiate start on Nov. 26 vs. McNeese State

At Romulus H.S.:

  • Consistently ranked among top 100 prospects in the nation by all major recruiting services
  • Named to the Associated Press Michigan Class A All-State team after helping to lead Romulus to its first State Championship since 1986
  • Also named to USA Today's All-State Dream Team after averaging 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as a senior
  • Registered 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles in the title game victory over Detroit Southeastern after pouring in 37 points in semifinals
  • One of three Division I signees from Romulus, which finished the 2012-13 season with a 22-3 mark and the No. 7 ranking on the MaxPreps Top 25 under head coach Nate Oats

Personal:

  • Elbert Clark Matthews was born on Oct. 3, 1995
  • Son of Regina Townsend
  • Has a brother Michael
  • Hopes to become a broadcaster when his playing career is over
  • Lists his favorite team as the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James as his favorite NBA player
  • Majoring in Communication Studies
Recent Games
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 2 -
Games started 2 -
Minutes 53 -
Minutes per game 26.5 -
FG 10-26 0-0
FG Pct 38.5 -
3PT 2-11 0-0
3PT Pct 18.2 -
FT 6-8 0-0
FT Pct 75.0 -
Off rebounds 3 -
Def rebounds 3 -
Total rebounds 6 -
Rebounds per game 3.0 -
Personal fouls 4 -
Disqualifications - -
Assists 1 -
Turnovers 7 -
Assist to turnover ratio 0.1 -
Steals 2 -
Blocks 1 -
Points 28 0
Points per game 14.0 -
Points per 40 min 21.1 -
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60 1 23 3-9 33.3 0-4 0.0 4-4 100.0 10
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81 1 30 7-17 41.2 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 18
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 vs. Virginia   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 28 Brown   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Providence   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Alabama   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 College of Charleston   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Iona   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 27 Florida Gulf Coast   - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 George Mason   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 3 La Salle   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 at George Washington   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 9 at Saint Louis   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 St. Bonaventure   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 Massachusetts   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Dayton   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 at Fordham   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Duquesne   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Massachusetts   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at VCU   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 Davidson   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 Richmond   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 at La Salle   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 Dayton   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Saint Joseph's   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 at Davidson   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 28 Buffalo W, 80-72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 UNC Asheville W, 84-60 1 23 2 1 3 0 3 0.0 1 1 2 -
Nov 13 at Nevada L, 88-81 1 30 1 2 3 1 4 0.3 1 0 2 -
Nov 19 Holy Cross W, 88-66 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 vs. Seton Hall W, 75-74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 24 vs. Virginia   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 28 Brown   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 2 Providence   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Alabama   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 16 College of Charleston   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Iona   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 27 Florida Gulf Coast   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 George Mason   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 3 La Salle   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 6 at George Washington   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 9 at Saint Louis   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 13 St. Bonaventure   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 Massachusetts   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 20 at Dayton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 at Fordham   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Duquesne   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 30 at Massachusetts   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 at VCU   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 Davidson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 Richmond   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 at St. Bonaventure   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 20 at La Salle   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 Dayton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 27 Saint Joseph's   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 at Davidson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2013-14 23 19 33.2 5.1-11.7 43.5 1.6-4.5 35.9 3.5-4.6 75.5 15.3
2014-15 32 31 32.9 5.4-13.1 41.0 2.1-6.5 32.5 4.1-5.5 73.4 16.9
2015-16 1 1 10.0 0.0-2.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 4.9-11.5 42.7 1.8-5.4 33.7 3.2-4.4 72.7 14.9
2017-18 2 2 26.5 5.0-13.0 38.5 1.0-5.5 18.2 3.0-4.0 75.0 14.0
Total 93 88 31.2 5.1-12.0 42.1 1.8-5.5 33.3 3.5-4.8 73.7 15.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2013-14 23 19 764 117-269 43.5 37-103 35.9 80-106 75.5 351
2014-15 32 31 1052 172-420 41.0 68-209 32.5 130-177 73.4 542
2015-16 1 1 10 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
2016-17 35 35 1024 172-403 42.7 64-190 33.7 112-154 72.7 520
2017-18 2 2 53 10-26 38.5 2-11 18.2 6-8 75.0 28
Total 93 88 2903 471-1120 42.1 171-513 33.3 328-445 73.7 1441
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2013-14 23 19 33.2 6.1-14.1 43.5 1.9-5.4 35.9 4.2-5.5 75.5 18.4
2014-15 32 31 32.9 6.5-16.0 41.0 2.6-7.9 32.5 4.9-6.7 73.4 20.6
2015-16 1 1 10.0 0.0-8.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 6.7-15.7 42.7 2.5-7.4 33.7 4.4-6.0 72.7 20.3
2017-18 2 2 26.5 7.5-19.6 38.5 1.5-8.3 18.2 4.5-6.0 75.0 21.1
Total 93 88 31.2 6.5-15.4 42.1 2.4-7.1 33.3 4.5-6.1 73.7 19.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2013-14 23 19 33.2 0.9 3.5 4.4 2.4 0.0 2.7 2.3 1.2 0.9 0.7
2014-15 32 31 32.9 1.1 3.5 4.6 2.1 0.0 2.0 3.6 0.5 0.8 0.5
2015-16 1 1 10.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 - 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 0.7 3.7 4.3 1.7 0.0 1.4 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.3
2017-18 2 2 26.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 - 0.5 3.5 0.1 1.0 0.5
Total 93 88 31.2 0.9 3.5 4.4 2.0 0.0 1.9 2.6 0.7 0.7 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2013-14 23 19 764 21 80 101 55 1 61 53 1.2 21 16
2014-15 32 31 1052 34 112 146 68 1 63 115 0.5 24 17
2015-16 1 1 10 1 1 2 1 - 0 1 0.0 0 0
2016-17 35 35 1024 23 128 151 59 0 50 66 0.8 18 12
2017-18 2 2 53 3 3 6 4 - 1 7 0.1 2 1
Total 93 88 2903 82 324 406 187 2 175 242 0.7 65 46
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2013-14 23 19 33.2 1.1 4.2 5.3 2.9 0.1 3.2 2.8 1.2 1.1 0.8
2014-15 32 31 32.9 1.3 4.3 5.6 2.6 0.0 2.4 4.4 0.5 0.9 0.6
2015-16 1 1 10.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016-17 35 35 29.3 0.9 5.0 5.9 2.3 0.0 2.0 2.6 0.8 0.7 0.5
2017-18 2 2 26.5 2.3 2.3 4.5 3.0 0.0 0.8 5.3 0.1 1.5 0.8
Total 93 88 31.2 1.1 4.5 5.6 2.6 0.0 2.4 3.3 0.7 0.9 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 2 2 26.5 5.0-13.0 38.5 1.0-5.5 18.2 3.0-4.0 75.0 14.0
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 1 1 23.0 3.0-9.0 33.3 0.0-4.0 0.0 4.0-4.0 100.0 10.0
Away 1 1 30.0 7.0-17.0 41.2 2.0-7.0 28.6 2.0-4.0 50.0 18.0
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 1 1 23.0 3.0-9.0 33.3 0.0-4.0 0.0 4.0-4.0 100.0 10.0
Losses 1 1 30.0 7.0-17.0 41.2 2.0-7.0 28.6 2.0-4.0 50.0 18.0
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November 2 2 26.5 5.0-13.0 38.5 1.0-5.5 18.2 3.0-4.0 75.0 14.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 2 2 53 10-26 38.5 2-11 18.2 6-8 75.0 28
Conference - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 1 1 23 3-9 33.3 0-4 0.0 4-4 100.0 10
Away 1 1 30 7-17 41.2 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 18
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 1 1 23 3-9 33.3 0-4 0.0 4-4 100.0 10
Losses 1 1 30 7-17 41.2 2-7 28.6 2-4 50.0 18
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November 2 2 53 10-26 38.5 2-11 18.2 6-8 75.0 28
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 2 2 26.5 7.5-19.6 38.5 1.5-8.3 18.2 4.5-6.0 75.0 21.1
Conference - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
-
Home 1 1 23.0 5.2-15.7 33.3 0.0-7.0 0.0 7.0-7.0 100.0 17.4
Away 1 1 30.0 9.3-22.7 41.2 2.7-9.3 28.6 2.7-5.3 50.0 24.0
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 1 1 23.0 5.2-15.7 33.3 0.0-7.0 0.0 7.0-7.0 100.0 17.4
Losses 1 1 30.0 9.3-22.7 41.2 2.7-9.3 28.6 2.7-5.3 50.0 24.0
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November 2 2 26.5 7.5-19.6 38.5 1.5-8.3 18.2 4.5-6.0 75.0 21.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 2 2 26.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 - 0.5 3.5 0.1 1.0 0.5
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 1 23.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 - 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
Away 1 1 30.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 - 1.0 4.0 0.3 1.0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 1 23.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 - 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
Losses 1 1 30.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 - 1.0 4.0 0.3 1.0 0.0
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November 2 2 26.5 1.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 - 0.5 3.5 0.1 1.0 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 2 2 53 3 3 6 4 - 1 7 0.1 2 1
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 1 1 23 2 1 3 2 - 0 3 0.0 1 1
Away 1 1 30 1 2 3 2 - 1 4 0.3 1 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 1 23 2 1 3 2 - 0 3 0.0 1 1
Losses 1 1 30 1 2 3 2 - 1 4 0.3 1 0
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November 2 2 53 3 3 6 4 - 1 7 0.1 2 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 2 2 26.5 2.3 2.3 4.5 3.0 0.0 0.8 5.3 0.1 1.5 0.8
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 1 1 23.0 3.5 1.7 5.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 5.2 0.0 1.7 1.7
Away 1 1 30.0 1.3 2.7 4.0 2.7 0.0 1.3 5.3 0.3 1.3 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 1 23.0 3.5 1.7 5.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 5.2 0.0 1.7 1.7
Losses 1 1 30.0 1.3 2.7 4.0 2.7 0.0 1.3 5.3 0.3 1.3 0.0
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November 2 2 26.5 2.3 2.3 4.5 3.0 0.0 0.8 5.3 0.1 1.5 0.8