Jayhawks Fade on Bouldin's List

We checked in with 6-4 junior combo guard Matt Bouldin of Highlands Ranch Colorado to ask for a inside peek at his current list of schools. As you can see the standout guard has drawn attention from programs at major conferences all over the U.S.

“I really like Gonzaga, Cal, Notre Dame, NC State, I’ve been getting a lot of stuff from Illinois too. That’s really my list at the moment,” Bouldin said.

One major program noticeably absent from Matt Bouldin’s current list – Kansas.

“I did get interest from Kansas but I don’t know where they really stand right now, I’ve always been a big Kansas fan but I don’t really know…probably not.”

Bouldin won’t rule out any school on his list out and he doesn’t have a clear cut favorite at the moment, but that may change soon. The priority is on narrowing his list and becoming an early signee in November. This will allow him to concentrate on his senior season at Thunderidge High School.

“The goal is to sign sooner rather then later”, Matt stated.

The talented guard has already taken an official visit to Cal (May) and intends to schedule an official visit to Gonzaga in the fall. Matt has the locks, and the game to justify comparisons to former Gonzaga guard Dan Dickau.

“A lot of people say I look like a Gonzaga-type of player”, Matt admitted. “They’ve been really good and they’re really big on player development…basically they’ve had a lot of success with guards like me.”

The Highlands Ranch, Colorado standout is known for his shooting prowess and excellent court vision. It begs the question what will Matt play at the next level? Though he believes he possesses the ability to play both positions, point guard is definitely what he prefers to be.

“I don’t know one player who really doesn’t like to score and I sure do” Bouldin stated, “I love to score obviously, but I really enjoy passing the ball too and I think that’s what’s best for my game.”

Over the summer Bouldin’s skills will prominently be displayed and without a doubt more schools will attempt to enter the mix. For the month of June he’ll stay busy competing with his high school team, then in July he’ll jet off to play at several All-Star camps including stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.  

Bouldin will also utilize the summer break to improve defensively, an area he feels he needs the most work. The goal is to improve his overall and defensive quickness. 

Finally, I asked Matt how the recruiting process has treated him in general…”It’s been good. A bit overwhelming at times but I’m definitely thankful for it all.”


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