NERR-TV Frosh/Soph Virtual Showcase - Matt Garside
In a normal year, Matt Garside's progression would have already been well-known by now.
The young guard who played JV a year ago, albeit putting up huge stats in the process, has grown, both physically and within the game.
If we had a normal travel season, or a normal start to the high school season, those gains would have been immediately evident. Nonetheless, when the time comes that we do get back on the floor on a full-time basis, Garside's hard work won't be a secret any more.
School: Kings Park HS (NY)
By The Numbers
Academics: 97 average (Honors Math & Science)
HS JV Stats: 22ppg, 7apg, 4rpg, 3spg (19-1 record)
AAU Stats: 17ppg, 6apg, 4rpg, 3spg
My goal ever time I step on the court is to do whatever to help with the team's overall success. I continue to work on all facets of my game and enjoy doing it. I look forward to playing the next few years and look to have an opportunity to play college basketball.
"Matthew is a consummate combo guard who handles it well enough enough to play point guard with excellent court vision. He is almost always the best three point shooter on the floor who can hit a mid range pull-up or finish in the lane with either hand. Matthew possesses a high basketball IQ and recently had a growth spurt to a lanky 6-foot-2."
- Chris Rube, Head Coach, Kings Park
"This 6'2" combo guard has officially arrived on the radar of Long Island hoop circles. His ability to direct tempo on the floor and get others involved has always been his strength. However, his added offensive arsenal has recently put him on the map. His ability to change speeds and accurately shoot off the dribble is the game charger. He also has developed into one of the better long range shooters on Long Island. His long arms and quick feet also make him a defensive asset against opposing guards. He is very coachable and a team leader. He has a huge upside."
- Joe Toner, Head Coach, Nassau Pride
Garside is an ascending guard prospect in Long Island whose progression over the course of the last year is immediate evident, even just from watching film. What's especially exciting though is that he still has so much room to grow and is only just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential as he fills out his frame and continues to polish his skill. He's naturally savvy with the ball, especially while in attack mode. He plays with some flair, has some tricks up his sleeve, and shows potential scoring and playmaking tools at multiple levels.