5 - AJ Matthews
AJ Matthews
Birth Date: 06/30/89
Height: 7'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Van Arsdale
Position: F
Major: Technology Studies

AJ is a 2007 graduate of Harry Van Arsdale High School. He played five seasons of AAU basketball for Team Odom. AJ averaged a double-double his senior year with 25 ppg and 22 rpg. Selected to play in the Wheelchair Classic All-Star game. In a game versus Automotive High School, he posted 38 points and 36 rebounds. He was also named to the HSBI Elite 200.

Junior year...Led the Nation in Rebounds per game (16.3) and Double-Doubles (26), while finishing 3rd in Blocked Shots per game (3.67), 11th in Scoring (22.4) and 12th for Field-Goal Percentage (61.4). Named a 2012 NABC DIII All-American and All-District Player of the Year, DIII News First Team All-American, D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Player of the Year, ECAC DIII Metro Player of the Year, All-Met DIII Player of the Year, Skyline Player of the Year. Set 10 single-season school records and broke six All-Time career records at Farmingdale State.

Sophomore year...Played at Broward Community College. Named All-FCSAA/NJCAA Region VIII; All-Southern Conference Player of the Year and All-Southern Conference First Team, after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Sporting News selected him 3rd Team All-JUCO Sophomore Team and ranked him #15 nationwide.

Freshman year...Played at Monroe Community College, where he averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and blocked 83 shots. Named First Team All-Region XV and the All-Region Tournament Team MVP.

Favorite Food: Hamburgers

Hobbies: Video games




Matthews, AJ - Career Statistics 
  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2011-12
27-27  910  33.7  239  389  .614  .000  127  200  .635  130  309  439  16.3  88  22  82  99  28  605  22.4 
TOTAL  27-27  910  33.7  239  389  .614  .000  127  200  .635  130  309  439  16.3  88  22  82  99  28  605  22.4 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points: 35, Mount Saint Mary -- 02/23/12
Rebounds: 29, Mount Saint Mary -- 02/23/12
Assists: 3, at Hartwick College -- 03/02/12
Steals: 4, Mount Saint Mary -- 02/23/12
Blocks: 9, Mount Saint Mary -- 01/28/12
FG made: 14, at Hartwick College -- 03/02/12
FG attempts: 24, Baruch -- 11/22/11
FT made: 13, Mount Saint Mary -- 02/23/12
FT attempts: 17, Mount Saint Mary -- 02/23/12

ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Scoring average: 1st (22.4)
Rebounding average: 1st (16.3)
Offense rebound avg: 1st (4.8)
Defense rebound avg: 1st (11.4)
Blocked shots: 1st (99)
Blocked shots average: 1st (3.7)
Field goal percentage: 2nd (.614)
Minutes average: 4th (33.7)
Rebounds: 5th (439)
Offensive rebounds: 5th (130)
Defensive rebounds: 5th (309)

SINGLE-SEASON RANKINGS:
Points: 1st (605 in 2011-12)
Scoring average: 1st (22.4 in 2011-12)
Field goals made: 1st (239 in 2011-12)
Rebounds: 1st (439 in 2011-12)
Rebounding average: 1st (16.3 in 2011-12)
Offense rebound avg: 1st (4.8 in 2011-12)
Defensive rebounds: 1st (309 in 2011-12)
Defense rebound avg: 1st (11.4 in 2011-12)
Blocked shots: 1st (99 in 2011-12)
Blocked shots average: 1st (3.7 in 2011-12)
Free throws made: 2nd (127 in 2011-12)
Free throws attempted: 3rd (200 in 2011-12)
Offensive rebounds: 3rd (130 in 2011-12)
Field goals attempted: 5th (389 in 2011-12)
Field goal percentage: 5th (.614 in 2011-12)