Wing Montez Mathis is one of the tougher and more productive players on the East Coast. Playing with Team BBC, Mathis had a chance to shine on night one of the adidas Gauntlet, and he did just that with a host of coaches watching. Mathis already has significant recruiting attention, and things seem bound to pick up.
"I think overall we had a good game, but we can’t start slow tomorrow like we did today," said Mathis of the opening night performance.
About his own game, Mathis said, "I have been working on everything. I am doing a lot of ball handling and shooting, and just focusing on giving 100 percent every possession."
On the recruiting trail Mathis already has a host of schools showing him significant attention.
When it comes to the Musketeers, Mathis said, "They are trying to get me to come down for a visit. I am trying to get there in June when we have some free time from AAU. I just like that it is a winning program with good coaches."
Rutgers and boss Steve Pikiell are trying to rebuild the program, and Mathis is a major focus in doing that in the 2018 class.
"I just like how Coach Pikiell is out going as a person, and has shown that he wants me a lot," said Mathis of the Scarlet Knights.
For now Mathis hasn't indicated a timeline for a decision, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.
"I want to go somewhere that is up and down and where the players go all out all the time," said Mathis.