Kentucky guard Charles Matthews transfers to Michigan

The Kentucky Wildcats have lost a number of players to transfer this offseason and the latest player to make his decision is Charles Matthews. It was reported on Monday that the rising sophomore guard will be transferring to play for the Michigan Wolverines.

The Wolverines have already added four-star 2017 recruit Jordan Poole and now Matthews should be able to help the team out next season as well. He sparingly played for the Wildcats during the 2015-16 season, his lone season with the team.

Matthews will sit out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules and would have three years of eligibility beginning next year. He would likely help replace players like rising senior Zak Irvin and rising junior Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman, who could go the NBA after this upcoming season.

During his freshman season, Charles Matthews averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in just 10.3 minutes per game.

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