Michigan’s guard Charles Matthews received lots of praise this past few weeks for his defensive tenacity and was building a strong case for being a second-round pick in upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. Still, Matthews’ draft stock has taken a serious hit recently as he suffered a torn ACL.
The news was confirmed by Matthews’ agent Adam Pensack, who revealed to ESPN that the 22-year-old suffered the injury during his workout with the Boston Celtics. Pensack added that his client will undergo surgery shortly and that the timeline for his return will be established after the procedure.
“Injuries are tough, but Charles is an extremely hard worker and will be back stronger than ever,” – Pensack told ESPN. “He had a series of outstanding workouts lately and has helped himself. Charles will continue that momentum when he returns to action. As of now, we have interest in the second round as Charles is OK signing a two-way contract like Edmond Sumner did with the Indiana Pacers in 2017.”
After playing his freshman year with Kentucky, during which he didn’t manage to get significant minutes, Charles Matthews decided to transfer to Michigan in 2016. Matthews ended up playing two years with the Wolverines where he averaged 12.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.