Charles Matthews Transferring from UK

05/18/2016 10:26 AM

Freshman guard/forward Charles Matthews is transferring from UK, according to UK spokesman Eric Lindsey. Matthews, who was expected to come in as an “energy guy” for UK, saw little playing time throughout the season. Matthews averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game last season.

Coach Cal said, “It hasn’t happened very often in my career, but transferring is a part of our game. It doesn’t change who we are as a program. We will support every kid in whatever way we can to make sure they can pursue their dreams, because ultimately that’s all I want for these young men.”

Matthews thanked the fans, stating, “I gained great experience during my freshman year at Kentucky. This was a difficult decision for me, but at the end of the day I felt like it was in my best interest to explore other options. I appreciate the support Coach Cal has given me in making this decision and the commitment the coaching staff made to me for this past season and beyond. Kentucky will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Matthews played in all 36 games for the Wildcats this year and was only one of four players to see minutes in every game.

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