Two stand out for Mathews

Two West Coast schools stand out for Jonah Mathews. The Top 100 shooting guard updates his recruitment.

One of the West Coast's top guards in 2016 is 6-foot-2, 175-pound Santa Monica (Calif.) shooting guard Jonah Mathews.

A two-guard who can also be a secondary ball handler at the next level due to his handle and decision making, Mathews' best weapon is his pull-up jumper, especially from midrange.

"I feel like I can be a combo," Mathews said. "I’m more of a two-guard right now but I can handle the ball and play the one."

It's been an impressive spring so far for Mathews, who is working on taking his game to the next level.

"I’m playing pretty good," Mathews said. "I’m shooting the ball well and need to keep that going. I just want to keep getting better. Each time I work out I want to get better."

Mathews listed Utah, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Gonzaga and USC as the schools recruiting him the hardest, with a couple programs doing the best job with him.

"Gonzaga and USC stand out," Mathews said, before breaking down the Zags and Trojans.

Gonzaga: "They’re really good. They went to the Elite Eight and are a good team. Kevin Pangos is really good and they’re guard oriented."

USC: "They’re on the rise. They have young and good players in the program. They’ll be much better in the Pac-12 next season."

Mathews plans on seeing some schools before making a decision.

"I would say I'll commit before the next high school season," he said. "I want to take visits first."


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