Rising Senior Spotlight - Matt Constant
St. Andrew's rising senior point guard Matt Constant has been the top ranked 2021 prospect in the state of Rhode Island throughout his entire career.
He's skilled, has an elite work-ethic, and he wins. All characteristics that translate to the next level.
Last year, as just a sophomore, he played critical minutes in the Saints' NEPSAC Class AA championship. This past season, he became one of the team's primary playmakers while taking over as the point guard and leader of the club.
His goal has remained the same throughout the process - to play at the division I level and so far he has plenty of scholarship level schools who continue to show interest and monitor his progress - schools like Bryant (which offered in the fall of his sophomore year), Brown, Holy Cross, Fairfield, VMI, Lafayette, UNH, Princeton, Florida Southern, and Lynn University.
Position: Point Guard
School: St. Andrew's
AAU: Team Saints
By the Numbers
Stats: 14.6pts, 6rebs, 6asts, 50% 3pt
Academics: 3.4 GPA
Awards & Accolades
- 2020 NEPSAC AA Honorable Mention
- 2020 St. Andrew's Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team
- Top Ranked Prospect in New England's Class of 2021
- Ranked 37th Overall in New England's Class of 2021
I am a hard-working point guard that competes on both ends of the floor. I take pride in my defense to shut down the opposing team's point guard. I'm a winner, and will do wahtever it takes to help my team win. High IQ pick n roll point guard that looks for my teammates tto get easy shots. I shoot the three ball extremely well. It is an area I have worked extremely hard on to make sure I can stretch the floor. Also, I am a very good rebounder in the game where possessions are valued. I am a gym rat and I enjoy the process of weight training, work on my skill set, and currently I am working with a trainer to improve my overall athleticism.
"Like Dylan Ahearn, Matt Constant has been a three year player at our school. As he enters his senior year, Matt has an outside chance to tie or break Bonzie Colson's school record of 100 career wins. That sums up Matt. The measure of a great point guard is wins and losses. The other things like leadership, running an offense or a defense, and helping make other players better are important too. Matt has all these qualities but, most importantly, wins games. He will do whatever the team needs to win and will be a terrific college player at the division I level. I know of no other kid who has spent mor etime in the gym and weight room like Matt. That says a lot because we've been lucky and have had kids who worked extremely hard too. He's a total gym rat and earns everything."
- Michael Hart, Head Coach, St. Andrew's School
"I can vividly remember the first time I saw Matt Constant play. He was in middle school at the time and I was doing a lecture at the camp. The reason why I remember is because I had never seen such a youngster play so hard. Most kids at that age, don’t even know what it means to really push themselves and compete. He was unique. I remember being blown away and then wondering if he could maintain that same fire for all the years in front of him. It’s been four or five years since then, and he’s still the same guy. Hyper-competitive, as hard-working in the right room as he is on the floor, and it’s paid off. He’s proven his ability to impact winning in a multitude of ways and, ultimately, that’s why he’s a legit division I prospect."
- Adam Finkelstein, NERR & ESPN