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College Level

D1 High Major

Draft Eligible

2022

Matthew

Cleveland

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DOB

Team

Pace Academy (GA) & Atlanta Celtics (Adidas)

Position

Shooting Guard

Height

6'6

Wingspan

Weight

Hand

189 lbs

Right

Contact

Ralph Cleveland 404-392-4720 Matthew Cleveland 404-538-4009 Hulio Smith 404-975-8782

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Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Elite Athlete

  • Explosive in the open court

  • Finishes well in the lane

  • Can defend multiple positions

  • Has great positional size and length

  • Above average rebounder for his positions - good on the off. boards

  • Shoots it well from 3 at 42%

  • Elite Athlete

  • Explosive in the open court

  • Finishes well in the lane

  • Can defend multiple positions

  • Has great positional size and length

  • Above average rebounder for his positions - good on the off. boards

  • Shoots it well from 3 at 42%

Weaknesses

  • Lacks consistent effort on the defensive end

  • Takes bad/wild shots

  • Not very vocal 

  • Shakey handle 

  • Settles for long 3's

  • Elite Athlete

  • Explosive in the open court

  • Finishes well in the lane

  • Can defend multiple positions

  • Has great positional size and length

  • Above average rebounder for his positions - good on the off. boards

  • Shoots it well from 3 at 42%

Summary

Matthew has the positional size and length to be a really good wing at the next level and he plays with great confidence. He is really dangerous in the open court where he likes to get out to fill the lanes and will finish above the rim. He has a quick first step slashing from the wing and has a soft touch in the lane. He needs to improve his handle and lock-in more on the defensive end. What I like most about him is that he has continued to get better every year so his trajectory is definitely on an upswing.

  • Elite Athlete

  • Explosive in the open court

  • Finishes well in the lane

  • Can defend multiple positions

  • Has great positional size and length

  • Above average rebounder for his positions - good on the off. boards

  • Shoots it well from 3 at 42%

Reports

Game Report 1
Game Report 2
Game Report 3
Game Report 4
Intel Report 1
Intel Report 2
Intel Report 3
Intel Report 4

Notes

Adidas MDC - Emerson, GA - 5/27/2019


Challenges jump shots, plays the passing lanes well. He is a willing passer when he draws attention. The form on his jump shot is solid. Pulls down rebounds, pushes in transition, glides down the court, and gets to the basket at ease. Moves well without the ball makes great backdoor and weak-side cuts for easy layups. A sneaky athlete that can finish over the top of the defender. Second game this weekend where he has gotten into foul trouble.
 

NBPA Top 100 - Charlottesville, VA - 6/11-14/2019

Playing with great contentment. Making smart decisive moves. Running the floor well, finishing around the rim, making the smart play finding teammates for open shots, and knocking down open looks.

Georgia Top 100 - Powder Springs, GA - 6/21/2019

Seems disinterested this weekend. Kind of floating, just going through the motions. 


USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019

Struggling with ball pressure, rushing shots off the dribble. Gained his composer towards the end of camp and let it be known that he was among the countries elite wing players. He created off the dribble, finished at the rim, defended the perimeter and knocked down a couple of 3's.


OTR The Opening – Atlanta, GA – 6/27/2020


Make transition layup on R side, block on perimeter jumper starts break gets out and fills lane fouled on shot attempt 2-2. Attacking the lane off 1 dribble attack from the L corner finishes with 2 hand dunk. Gets to the rim off a TO pump-fake layup. Makes nice turnaround jumper in the lane. Gets out on the break finishes above the rim with nifty L layup. Makes pull up jumper in the lane in transition. Draws foul on two hand dunk attempt in transition. Leak out dunk off tip out. Finishes high above the rim with contact on the R side. Two hand dunk off lob on the left side. Two hand dunk under the rim. Makes C&S 3 from the R corner. Catches lop in transition over the top of the defender.


Adidas MDC - Emerson, GA - 5/27/2019


Challenges jump shots, plays the passing lanes well. He is a willing passer when he draws attention. The form on his jump shot is solid. Pulls down rebounds, pushes in transition, glides down the court, and gets to the basket at ease. Moves well without the ball makes great backdoor and weak-side cuts for easy layups. A sneaky athlete that can finish over the top of the defender. Second game this weekend where he has gotten into foul trouble.
 

NBPA Top 100 - Charlottesville, VA - 6/11-14/2019

Playing with great contentment. Making smart decisive moves. Running the floor well, finishing around the rim, making the smart play finding teammates for open shots, and knocking down open looks.

Georgia Top 100 - Powder Springs, GA - 6/21/2019

Seems disinterested this weekend. Kind of floating, just going through the motions. 


USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019

Struggling with ball pressure, rushing shots off the dribble. Gained his composer towards the end of camp and let it be known that he was among the countries elite wing players. He created off the dribble, finished at the rim, defended the perimeter and knocked down a couple of 3's.


OTR The Opening – Atlanta, GA – 6/27/2020


Make transition layup on R side, block on perimeter jumper starts break gets out and fills lane fouled on shot attempt 2-2. Attacking the lane off 1 dribble attack from the L corner finishes with 2 hand dunk. Gets to the rim off a TO pump-fake layup. Makes nice turnaround jumper in the lane. Gets out on the break finishes above the rim with nifty L layup. Makes pull up jumper in the lane in transition. Draws foul on two hand dunk attempt in transition. Leak out dunk off tip out. Finishes high above the rim with contact on the R side. Two hand dunk off lob on the left side. Two hand dunk under the rim. Makes C&S 3 from the R corner. Catches lop in transition over the top of the defender.


Offers

Committed to Florida State 7/21/2020

  • Arkansas

  • Auburn

  • Florida State

  • Georgia 

  • Georgia Tech

  • Kansas

  • Louisville

  • Maryland

  • Michigan

  • Missouri

  • NC State

  • Purdue

  • Standford

  • Tulane

  • Xavier 

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Honors

  • Nominated for USA Today POY 2020

  • GHSA 1st Team All-State 19-20

  • GHSA 1st Team All-Region 18-19

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Statistics

19-20 GHSA Stats:


22.3 PTS || 8.1 REB || 2.9 AST || 2.9 STL || 48.4 FG% || 42.6 3PT% || 68.2 FT%

19-20 GHSA Stats:


22.3 PTS || 8.1 REB || 2.9 AST || 2.9 STL || 48.4 FG% || 42.6 3PT% || 68.2 FT%

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