Matthew Shaw is one of the fastest rising post prospects in the class of 2006. The Wolverines have shown a lot of interest, and Matt has definitely taken notice.
Has Michigan been in to to see you recently?
“Yeah, Coach Ramsey came by my school. They can say hi and stuff like that, but they can’t talk to me about coming to the school. Coach Langston told me that Coach Ramsey said I had good touch for a big man and to keep working hard. “
I heard you did pretty well at the Las Vegas Showcase. How do you think you performed?
“I think I did ok, but I could’ve done better on the defensive end. On the offensive end I think I did pretty good.”
How would you describe your game for those that haven’t seen you?
“I’ve got an all-around game, but the only thing that I’m a little bit weak on is defense. I can score and dribble as well as anybody my size. I’ve got my own kind of game.”
Do you have a top five?
“Actually it’s more than five. It’s more like the top 10. I like the Florida schools for some reason. Then there’s Michigan because they are showing me a whole lot of love and support. Then Duke, North Carolina, maybe UCONN, Arizona, Louisville, and Kentucky. I really don’t like UCLA and USC. I don’t think I fit the way they play.”
Did you grow up a fan of a particular school?
“No not really. To tell you the truth I didn’t really start watching basketball until I started playing when I was like 10.”
What school is recruiting you the hardest at this point?
“Right now I’d probably have to say Michigan. I’ve had the most contact from them as far as the coaches coming up to the school and them talking to my coach”
What are going to be the most significant factors in your decision?
“First of all because of how my mom has raised me, it’s going to be about the academics first. Other than that, I’ll be looking at how I like the school when I take a visit to the campus.”
Will distance be a factor?
“No, not at all.”
Have you thought about when you would like to make a decision?
“I kind of want to make my decision during my junior year so I have time to get ready instead of waiting until the last minute.”
GBW will have much more on Matt throughout the summer.