RedHawks Lead For Rhodes

Matt Rhodes (6'5", 200 lbs) made another trip to Oxford, Ohio for an unofficial visit with the Miami RedHawks last weekend. The 2010 Westerville (OH) North standout came away impressed.

Matt Rhodes (6'5", 200 lbs) made another trip to Oxford, Ohio for an unofficial visit with the Miami RedHawks last weekend. The 2010 Westerville (OH) North standout came away impressed.

"It went real good," said Rhodes. "We looked around campus, tailgated with the team (before the Miami-Eastern Michigan football game), played some cornhole, and ate barbeque."

Rhodes got to spend some time with the Miami coaches. He said, "I hung out with Coach Lallathin, Coach Henderson, Coach Grunk (Jason Grunkemeyer), and Coach Coles." He added, "They are real cool coaches. I like them a lot. They are real friendly."

The wing forward said Miami is his leader right now. "They have shown the most interest," said Rhodes. "I like that school the best. Campus is the best campus. It is real nice."

Specifically with the campus, he mentioned Miami's business school. Rhodes said, "It had a nice auditorium with a stock ticker going across."

Rhodes' primary weapon on the court is outside shooting. This summer at the Ohio AAU state championship, while playing for All-Ohio, he made eight treys in a game.

Rhodes said he is compared to Dirk Norwitzski. Rhodes described his style of play:

"I am a wing forward and midpost. I like to shoot threes and pump fake it to the rim." Rhodes said his weakness is ballhandling and on the ball defense.

Rhodes is waiting for his first scholarship offer. Three MAC schools (Miami-OH, Toledo, and Akron) have shown interest. He said he may visit Akron at some point.

Rhodes was in attendance at Miami's Elite Camp in June.

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