This morning Charles Matthews, a top SG (#12 overall by ESPN) in the 2015-2016 class, announced that he will be attending the University of Kentucky via a press conference at his high school–St. Rita in Chicago, Ill.
We have a replay of his announcement ready to watch below.
This is a huge get for the Wildcats and is the first commit for the 2015-2016 class. In case you haven’t seen Matthews in action, here is one of his most recent mixtapes from this past summer.
Several people were worried whether landing Charles Matthews would affect our chances with getting Luke Kennard–another top guard in the 2015-2016 class that is a big UK recruiting target. However, Mark Kennard, Luke’s dad, quickly put that worry to rest yesterday by stating that “Matthews’ decision will not impact Luke at all. He wants to play with great players in college. He wants to play with great teammates. He will not be impacted by what any particular player does. Matthews is a shooting guard, but he can play more than one spot. Luke can play more than one spot. You want to win and get better in college, so you want great players with you.”