POSITION: Shooting Guard
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Loughlin High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
COLLEGE OF CHOICE: University of Massachusetts
HIGH SCHOOL COACH:: Khalid Green.
BRIAN TOWEY ON MATTHEWS' LAST SEASON:: Matthews battled injuries for large stretches of his junior season. Matthew's experience will be very important for Green's very young basketball team.
However, Bishop Loughlin does feature several underclassmen who could be impact players this season in the very competitive Catholic High School League of New York City.
Marcus averaged 5.0 points over 13 games as a junior at Loughlin, with a high of 32 against Thomas Jefferson.
CONCLUSION: This is a show me year for Matthews. He will be needed to lead on and off the court for this very young Bishop Loughlin team. However, Marcus, if he stays healthy, is one of the best players in the New York area. He proved this also at IS8 in the Fall League.