Three-star small forward Christian Matthews commits to Georgia Tech


Georgia Tech landed its first commitment in the Class of 2016 Saturday evening, and the newest Yellow Jacket plays a position in need of another body for the future.

According to multiple outlets 6-foot-6 small forward Christian Matthews verbally committed to Georgia Tech, making him the second member of this year’s Team Takover program to commit to an ACC school. The first was five-star wing V.J. King, who has verbally committed to Louisville. Matthews, a native of Fort Washington, Maryland, attends National Christian Academy.

As far as Georgia Tech is concerned, they hope Matthews can be as productive as another Fort Washington native was during his time in Atlanta in point guard amd current pro Jarrett Jack.

The small forward position was one where Brian Gregory and his staff were in need of some youth prior to Matthews’ commitment. Marcus Georges-Hunt and grad student James White are both entering their final season of eligibility, and Quinton Stephens will be a junior.