Jordan Mathews is one of the top guards on the West coast and recently received an offer from UTEP. I put together the following breakdown of his game.
It's rare to succeed in a pursuit, sports or otherwise, without a significant amount of self-confidence. Cockiness is generally frowned upon, but to excel among the elite, you have to you can succeed among the elite.
One of the background questions I use for my basketball profiles is "The game is tied and time is running out. Are you looking to set-up a teammate, or are you taking the final shot?" The answer provided by Santa Monica High junior Shooting guard Jordan Mathews caught my attention. Said Mathews, "I'm going to take the last shot, I don't want to say 'what if' after the game". Although the self-confidence is clear, I didn't catch the dripping in ego flow of so many young hoops stars.