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Montez Mathis, the 6-foot-4, Class of 2018 shooting guard from John Carroll (MD) School, will announce his college choice on Friday, per Scout.com.
Mathis previously said he’s focusing on Rutgers and UConn and planned to make a college decision soon.
UConn’s Kevin Ollie and Raphael Chillious watched Mathis Wednesday night in Las Vegas, as did Rutgers’ Brandin Knight and Virginia Tech’s Christian Webster.
“I’m close to committing,” Mathis told Scout.com. “I’m going to be committing soon.”
“I think Rutgers and UConn are in the lead,” he added. “Virginia Tech is in the mix, but Rutgers and UConn are the in lead.”
Mathis is ranked the No. 34 shooting guard in the Class of 2018.
“Montez’s upside is tremendous,” Jide Sodipo, the Executive Director of The Team BBC Youth, previously told ZAGSBLOG. “He’s still working to improve is overall game. He’s a big-time athlete that loves to attack, and as he continues to improve his shooting — which he has improved a lot the last two months due to is work in the gym — he will definitely be a top 25-50 prospect by the spring.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.