Mathis, a 6-8 forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., has lettered for the Cavaliers each of the last two seasons. He played in 28 games for Virginia during the 2001-02 season, starting 20, and averaged 4.9 points and 4.0 rebounds a game. He also had 21 assists and blocked 15 shots.
He led the team with career high totals of 20 points and 15 rebounds in a 93-59 victory over VMI at University Hall on January 24. He also scored 16 points and had five rebounds in a 76-68 home win over Rutgers on December 23.
As a freshman during the 2000-01 season, Mathis averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds a game.