One source told AllWildcats that Illinois may be in the best position to land Matthews, while another indicated that things were trending UK's way later Monday evening.
The Wildcats have long been considered a favorite to land Matthews, who played for the Meanstreets AAU program that produced UK signees Anthony Davis and Tyler Ulis. The UK speculation was elevated Monday night after it was reported that John Calipari made a trip to the Windy City earlier in the evening to see Matthews.
The 6-foot-5 wing is currently rated No. 15 in the junior class by Scout. Kentucky has also been pursuing 2015 wings Malik Newman (SG), Luke Kennard (SG) and Jaylen Brown (SF) early in the process.
CLICK HERE to read more about Matthews's game in this junior primer by Scout national basketball analyst Rob Harrington.