Charles Matthews announced his intentions to declare for the NBA Draft without hiring an agent.
— Charles Matthews (@1CMatthews) April 20, 2018
“We have loved the initiative and maturity Charles has shown during this early phase of the testing the NBA Draft process,” John Beilein said in a prepared statement. “We have been, and will continue, to work closely with Charles and his family to gain as much information as possible in the weeks ahead.”
Matthews averaged 13 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in his first active season at Michigan. He excelled in the NCAA Tournament as he helped Michigan to the national championship game.
Matthews is not projected in many mock drafts today, but has the sort of ideal athleticism that NBA scouts covet at the wing position. His shooting stroke is expected to be his knock. He shot 31.8% from 3-point range and just 55.8% from the free throw line last season.
The decision not to hire an agent means that Matthews has until May 30th, 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine, to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school.