ESPN 100 guard Matthews to URI 

September, 22, 2012
Romulus, Mich., shooting guard E.C. Matthews, the No. 85 overall player in the ESPN 100, has committed to Rhode Island over offers from multiple mid- and high-level programs -- including USC and Missouri.

Danny Hurley and his staff did a very impressive job of evaluating and recruiting a guy who floated somewhat under the national radar until this past spring and summer.

Watching him compete at camps and events, what stood out most was what a good guard he is. He is most comfortable with the ball in his hands, scoring by driving to the basket. At this point in time the 6-foot-4, 180-pound Matthews would be more suited to score then play the point.