5 - AJ Matthews
AJ Matthews
Birth Date: 06/30/89
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 220
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Van Arsdale
Position: F
Major: Technology Studies
gp 25
pts/g 22.6
fg % 55.3
3pt % -
ft % 65.9
reb/g 14.7
a/g 0.8

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: Fried Chicken

Favorite Movie: Paid in Full

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)




Recent Games
Feb 10 at Purchase L, 84-65
Feb 12 Yeshiva W, 68-61
Feb 16 at Mount Saint Mary L, 70-61
Feb 19 Sage W, 80-65
Feb 21 at Old Westbury W, 81-69
Feb 23 at Purchase L, 71-48
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 25 15
Games started 25 15
Minutes 859 528
Minutes per game 34.4 35.2
FG 198-358 114-208
FG Pct 55.3 54.8
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 168-255 104-158
FT Pct 65.9 65.8
Off rebounds 130 85
Def rebounds 237 144
Total rebounds 367 229
Rebounds per game 14.7 15.3
Personal fouls 76 43
Disqualifications 4 2
Assists 19 11
Turnovers 81 44
Assist to turnover ratio 0.2 0.2
Steals 22 20
Blocks 72 38
Points 564 332
Points per game 22.6 22.1
Points per 40 min 26.3 25.2
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 16 vs. Neumann W, 51-46 1 33 9-16 56.2 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 23
Nov 17 at Stockton L, 78-58 1 40 7-11 63.6 0-0 - 6-11 54.5 20
Nov 21 at Medgar Evers W, 62-60 1 27 7-15 46.7 0-0 - 10-14 71.4 24
Nov 29 Old Westbury L, 90-88 1 37 12-17 70.6 0-0 - 8-11 72.7 32
Dec 1 NYU-Poly W, 81-54 1 33 12-16 75.0 0-0 - 13-18 72.2 37
Dec 5 Purchase W, 78-57 1 34 7-19 36.8 0-0 - 7-10 70.0 21
Dec 7 vs. Valley Forge Chrst. W, 73-57 1 35 12-20 60.0 0-0 - 5-8 62.5 29
Dec 8 at Juniata L, 81-61 1 22 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 8-16 50.0 14
Dec 28 vs. Gettysburg L, 71-48 1 40 11-15 73.3 0-0 - 6-7 85.7 28
Dec 29 at York (Pa.) W, 70-61 1 15 7-10 70.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 16
Jan 9 Sage W, 74-55 1 37 13-22 59.1 0-0 - 7-12 58.3 33
Jan 12 at Maritime W, 80-50 1 34 9-14 64.3 0-0 - 4-11 36.4 22
Jan 14 Mount Saint Mary W, 72-66 1 26 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 12
Jan 16 at St. Joseph's W, 65-59 1 32 5-12 41.7 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 13
Jan 19 Mount Saint Vincent W, 85-59 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 22 at Yeshiva W, 50-46 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 at Old Westbury L, 76-60 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 at Sage W, 64-60 1 40 2-11 18.2 0-0 - 13-16 81.2 17
Jan 29 Maritime W, 76-48 1 34 10-13 76.9 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 24
Jan 31 at NYU-Poly W, 83-75 1 38 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 11-20 55.0 19
Feb 2 at Mount Saint Vincent W, 62-49 1 27 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 14
Feb 6 St. Joseph's W, 106-63 1 37 11-14 78.6 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 25
Feb 10 at Purchase L, 84-65 1 39 4-17 23.5 0-0 - 8-10 80.0 16
Feb 12 Yeshiva W, 68-61 1 40 10-18 55.6 0-0 - 8-12 66.7 28
Feb 16 at Mount Saint Mary L, 70-61 1 40 7-11 63.6 0-0 - 5-11 45.5 19
Feb 19 Sage W, 80-65 1 40 7-15 46.7 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 20
Feb 21 at Old Westbury W, 81-69 1 40 11-20 55.0 0-0 - 8-12 66.7 30
Feb 23 at Purchase L, 71-48 1 39 10-19 52.6 0-0 - 8-12 66.7 28
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 16 vs. Neumann W, 51-46 1 33 7 8 15 0 4 0.0 0 5 4 0
Nov 17 at Stockton L, 78-58 1 40 3 6 9 2 3 0.7 0 4 2 0
Nov 21 at Medgar Evers W, 62-60 1 27 2 5 7 0 3 0.0 0 4 5 1
Nov 29 Old Westbury L, 90-88 1 37 12 11 23 0 7 0.0 0 2 5 1
Dec 1 NYU-Poly W, 81-54 1 33 8 15 23 0 4 0.0 1 5 3 0
Dec 5 Purchase W, 78-57 1 34 7 14 21 1 3 0.3 1 2 3 0
Dec 7 vs. Valley Forge Chrst. W, 73-57 1 35 7 18 25 0 4 0.0 1 6 3 0
Dec 8 at Juniata L, 81-61 1 22 4 4 8 2 4 0.5 0 0 5 1
Dec 28 vs. Gettysburg L, 71-48 1 40 3 10 13 0 6 0.0 1 3 4 0
Dec 29 at York (Pa.) W, 70-61 1 15 2 3 5 0 3 0.0 0 2 4 0
Jan 9 Sage W, 74-55 1 37 5 15 20 0 3 0.0 3 3 2 0
Jan 12 at Maritime W, 80-50 1 34 5 9 14 1 4 0.2 1 1 3 0
Jan 14 Mount Saint Mary W, 72-66 1 26 0 5 5 0 2 0.0 1 1 5 1
Jan 16 at St. Joseph's W, 65-59 1 32 7 3 10 1 2 0.5 2 2 3 0
Jan 19 Mount Saint Vincent W, 85-59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 22 at Yeshiva W, 50-46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 24 at Old Westbury L, 76-60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 at Sage W, 64-60 1 40 4 6 10 0 4 0.0 1 2 3 0
Jan 29 Maritime W, 76-48 1 34 2 9 11 4 3 1.3 0 1 2 0
Jan 31 at NYU-Poly W, 83-75 1 38 7 14 21 0 2 0.0 2 1 3 0
Feb 2 at Mount Saint Vincent W, 62-49 1 27 4 8 12 0 1 0.0 0 1 4 0
Feb 6 St. Joseph's W, 106-63 1 37 5 12 17 1 1 1.0 2 9 0 0
Feb 10 at Purchase L, 84-65 1 39 4 10 14 3 0 - 1 4 2 0
Feb 12 Yeshiva W, 68-61 1 40 8 4 12 0 2 0.0 4 3 1 0
Feb 16 at Mount Saint Mary L, 70-61 1 40 7 9 16 0 6 0.0 1 1 4 0
Feb 19 Sage W, 80-65 1 40 4 10 14 1 1 1.0 0 2 1 0
Feb 21 at Old Westbury W, 81-69 1 40 10 15 25 2 6 0.3 0 4 1 0
Feb 23 at Purchase L, 71-48 1 39 3 14 17 1 3 0.3 0 4 4 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2012-13 25 25 34.4 7.9-14.3 55.3 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-10.2 65.9 22.6
Total 25 25 34.4 7.9-14.3 55.3 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-10.2 65.9 22.6
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2012-13 25 25 859 198-358 55.3 0-0 - 168-255 65.9 564
Total 25 25 859 198-358 55.3 0-0 - 168-255 65.9 564
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2012-13 25 25 34.4 9.2-16.7 55.3 0.0-0.0 - 7.8-11.9 65.9 26.3
Total 25 25 34.4 9.2-16.7 55.3 0.0-0.0 - 7.8-11.9 65.9 26.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2012-13 25 25 34.4 5.2 9.5 14.7 3.0 0.2 0.8 3.2 0.2 0.9 2.9
Total 25 25 34.4 5.2 9.5 14.7 3.0 0.2 0.8 3.2 0.2 0.9 2.9
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2012-13 25 25 859 130 237 367 76 4 19 81 0.2 22 72
Total 25 25 859 130 237 367 76 4 19 81 0.2 22 72
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2012-13 25 25 34.4 6.1 11.0 17.1 3.5 0.2 0.9 3.8 0.2 1.0 3.4
Total 25 25 34.4 6.1 11.0 17.1 3.5 0.2 0.9 3.8 0.2 1.0 3.4
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 25 25 34.4 7.9-14.3 55.3 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-10.2 65.9 22.6
Conference 15 15 35.2 7.6-13.9 54.8 0.0-0.0 - 6.9-10.5 65.8 22.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 9 9 35.3 9.6-15.4 61.9 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-9.6 69.8 25.8
Away 13 13 33.3 6.2-12.9 47.6 0.0-0.0 - 7.1-11.3 62.6 19.4
Neutral 3 3 36.0 10.7-17.0 62.7 0.0-0.0 - 5.3-7.3 72.7 26.7

Wins 18 18 33.4 8.0-14.4 55.6 0.0-0.0 - 6.6-9.8 67.2 22.6
Losses 7 7 36.7 7.7-14.1 54.5 0.0-0.0 - 7.0-11.1 62.8 22.4

November 4 4 34.2 8.8-14.8 59.3 0.0-0.0 - 7.2-10.8 67.4 24.8
December 6 6 29.8 8.7-14.8 58.4 0.0-0.0 - 6.8-10.2 67.2 24.2
January 7 7 34.4 6.7-12.4 54.0 0.0-0.0 - 6.6-10.6 62.2 20.0
February 8 8 37.8 8.0-15.4 52.0 0.0-0.0 - 6.5-9.6 67.5 22.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 25 25 859 198-358 55.3 0-0 - 168-255 65.9 564
Conference 15 15 528 114-208 54.8 0-0 - 104-158 65.8 332
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 9 9 318 86-139 61.9 0-0 - 60-86 69.8 232
Away 13 13 433 80-168 47.6 0-0 - 92-147 62.6 252
Neutral 3 3 108 32-51 62.7 0-0 - 16-22 72.7 80

Wins 18 18 602 144-259 55.6 0-0 - 119-177 67.2 407
Losses 7 7 257 54-99 54.5 0-0 - 49-78 62.8 157

November 4 4 137 35-59 59.3 0-0 - 29-43 67.4 99
December 6 6 179 52-89 58.4 0-0 - 41-61 67.2 145
January 7 7 241 47-87 54.0 0-0 - 46-74 62.2 140
February 8 8 302 64-123 52.0 0-0 - 52-77 67.5 180
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 25 25 34.4 9.2-16.7 55.3 0.0-0.0 - 7.8-11.9 65.9 26.3
Conference 15 15 35.2 8.6-15.8 54.8 0.0-0.0 - 7.9-12.0 65.8 25.2
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 9 9 35.3 10.8-17.5 61.9 0.0-0.0 - 7.5-10.8 69.8 29.2
Away 13 13 33.3 7.4-15.5 47.6 0.0-0.0 - 8.5-13.6 62.6 23.3
Neutral 3 3 36.0 11.9-18.9 62.7 0.0-0.0 - 5.9-8.1 72.7 29.6

Wins 18 18 33.4 9.6-17.2 55.6 0.0-0.0 - 7.9-11.8 67.2 27.0
Losses 7 7 36.7 8.4-15.4 54.5 0.0-0.0 - 7.6-12.1 62.8 24.4

November 4 4 34.2 10.2-17.2 59.3 0.0-0.0 - 8.5-12.6 67.4 28.9
December 6 6 29.8 11.6-19.9 58.4 0.0-0.0 - 9.2-13.6 67.2 32.4
January 7 7 34.4 7.8-14.4 54.0 0.0-0.0 - 7.6-12.3 62.2 23.2
February 8 8 37.8 8.5-16.3 52.0 0.0-0.0 - 6.9-10.2 67.5 23.8
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 25 25 34.4 5.2 9.5 14.7 3.0 0.2 0.8 3.2 0.2 0.9 2.9
Conference 15 15 35.2 5.7 9.6 15.3 2.9 0.1 0.7 2.9 0.2 1.3 2.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 9 9 35.3 5.7 10.6 16.2 2.4 0.2 0.8 2.9 0.3 1.3 3.1
Away 13 13 33.3 4.8 8.2 12.9 3.3 0.2 0.9 3.2 0.3 0.6 2.3
Neutral 3 3 36.0 5.7 12.0 17.7 3.7 0.0 0.0 4.7 0.0 0.7 4.7

Wins 18 18 33.4 5.2 9.6 14.8 2.8 0.1 0.6 2.9 0.2 1.1 3.0
Losses 7 7 36.7 5.1 9.1 14.3 3.7 0.3 1.1 4.1 0.3 0.4 2.6

November 4 4 34.2 6.0 7.5 13.5 4.0 0.5 0.5 4.2 0.1 0.0 3.8
December 6 6 29.8 5.2 10.7 15.8 3.7 0.2 0.5 4.0 0.1 0.7 3.0
January 7 7 34.4 4.3 8.7 13.0 3.0 0.1 0.9 2.9 0.3 1.4 1.6
February 8 8 37.8 5.6 10.2 15.9 2.1 0.0 1.0 2.5 0.4 1.0 3.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 25 25 859 130 237 367 76 4 19 81 0.2 22 72
Conference 15 15 528 85 144 229 43 2 11 44 0.2 20 38
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 9 9 318 51 95 146 22 2 7 26 0.3 12 28
Away 13 13 433 62 106 168 43 2 12 41 0.3 8 30
Neutral 3 3 108 17 36 53 11 0 0 14 0.0 2 14

Wins 18 18 602 94 173 267 50 2 11 52 0.2 19 54
Losses 7 7 257 36 64 100 26 2 8 29 0.3 3 18

November 4 4 137 24 30 54 16 2 2 17 0.1 0 15
December 6 6 179 31 64 95 22 1 3 24 0.1 4 18
January 7 7 241 30 61 91 21 1 6 20 0.3 10 11
February 8 8 302 45 82 127 17 0 8 20 0.4 8 28
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 25 25 34.4 6.1 11.0 17.1 3.5 0.2 0.9 3.8 0.2 1.0 3.4
Conference 15 15 35.2 6.4 10.9 17.3 3.3 0.2 0.8 3.3 0.2 1.5 2.9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 9 9 35.3 6.4 11.9 18.4 2.8 0.3 0.9 3.3 0.3 1.5 3.5
Away 13 13 33.3 5.7 9.8 15.5 4.0 0.2 1.1 3.8 0.3 0.7 2.8
Neutral 3 3 36.0 6.3 13.3 19.6 4.1 0.0 0.0 5.2 0.0 0.7 5.2

Wins 18 18 33.4 6.2 11.5 17.7 3.3 0.1 0.7 3.5 0.2 1.3 3.6
Losses 7 7 36.7 5.6 10.0 15.6 4.0 0.3 1.2 4.5 0.3 0.5 2.8

November 4 4 34.2 7.0 8.8 15.8 4.7 0.6 0.6 5.0 0.1 0.0 4.4
December 6 6 29.8 6.9 14.3 21.2 4.9 0.2 0.7 5.4 0.1 0.9 4.0
January 7 7 34.4 5.0 10.1 15.1 3.5 0.2 1.0 3.3 0.3 1.7 1.8
February 8 8 37.8 6.0 10.9 16.8 2.3 0.0 1.1 2.6 0.4 1.1 3.7

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