Matthews Accepts Full Ride

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Chris Matthews 2018

Newton North High School and Mass Elite guard Chris Matthews made a verbal commitment to Pace University on Monday, accepting a full four-year scholarship offer from the Westchester County (NY) division II school.

Matthews took to his twitter account to announce his decision.

The 6-foot-2 guard was a consistent standout for Mass Elite this summer and ultimately earned his choice of three full scholarship offers at the division II level, along with increasing interest from a variety of other D2 schools.

His summer began at the Elite 75 College Showcase in late June when he was followed by numerous coaches, including Pace head coach Matt Healing. Next up was the All-Academic Camp where Matthews continued to impress and build his list of suitors before two more weeks of action with Mass Elite.

"Chris worked tirelessly all summer to show his worth to college coaches and his hard work paid off with offers from three great institutions," Mass Elite director Eric Polli said. "Chris set the tone for our high school program all spring and summer. We are all very excited to see him finish his already well accomplished high school career at Newton North and then next year competing in the NE-10."

Matthews is also the second Newton North product to commit to a scholarship level school in the last week following Ethan Wright's pledge to Princeton.

Below are some of Matthews' spring and summer highlights with Mass Elite.