Christian Matthews
Christian  Matthews

Clinton, Md.

High School:
National Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205



1 letter

Literature, Media and Communications


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Hello My Name Is... Christian Matthews

Meet freshman forward from Washington, D.C.


Georgia Tech 59, North Carolina A&T 52

Photos from North Carolina A&T @ Georgia Tech on December 28, 2016.


Georgia Tech vs. VCU Men's Basketball

Georgia Tech vs. VCU Men's Basketball December 7, 2016


Christian Matthews - Georgia Tech Men's Basketball

Christian Matthews - Georgia Tech Men's Basketball

Career notes

Played 15 games as a freshman at Georgia Tech ... Asked for and was granted his release to transfer following the 2016-17 season ... Three-star wing prospect who enjoyed a strong high-scoring senior season at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md. ... Has the size, athletic ability and skill package to play multiple positions ... Can score from three-point range as well as off the dribble ... The Washington Post described Matthews as "blessed with soft touch and plenty of range."

2016-17 - Game-by-Game Statistics

Played in 15 games, five ACC games ... Played season-high 14 minutes at Wake Forest, hitting a pair of threes and scoring eight points ... Followed that with a career-best 12 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 FT) vs. Tusculum in a career-high 21 minutes ... Played 13 minutes at Tennessee and 11 at VCU for his only extended minutes during the non-conference schedule ... Scored season-high 14 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 on 3s, 4-5 FT) at Tennessee ... Scored five points (2-4 FG) in 12 minutes in his collegiate debut against Tennessee Tech.

High School

Three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout who made the Washington, D.C., All-Metro team in both 2015 and 2016 ... Attended the National Christian Academy where he played for coach Trevor Brown and was a teammate of current Tech red-shirt freshman forward Sylvester Ogbonda ... Became the program's all-time leading scorer ... CBS-affiliate 247sports.com listed Matthews among the nation's top 150 players while Scout.com ranked him 30th among the country's small forwards and the best in Maryland ... As a senior, Matthews helped National Christian Academy to a 30-2 record and the Capital Beltway League championship, and he was named tournament MVP after scoring 15 points in the championship game ... NCA went 20-6 and reached the finals his junior year, averaging 22.4 points per game ... Played AAU ball for Team Takeover.


Full name is Christian Evan Matthews ... Born August 6, 1998 in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Cedric and Celeste Matthews ... His father played basketball at the University of the District of Columbia ... Intends to major in literature, media and communications at Tech.

 Career Statistics  

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2016-17   15-0  110  7.3  15  39  .385  14  .429  15  20  .750  0.6  10  51  3.4 
TOTAL  15-0  110  7.3  15  39  .385  14  .429  15  20  .750  0.6  10  51  3.4