Hello My Name Is... Christian Matthews

Sept. 28, 2016

THE FLATS – A native of Washington, D.C., freshman Christian Matthews joins the Yellow Jackets from the National Christian Academy, the same school as teammate Sylvester Ogbonda.

Matthews was the National Christian Academy’s all-time leading scorer, averaging 22.5 points a game in his junior campaign.

The forward was described by the Washington Post as being, “blessed with soft touch and plenty of range.”

Matthews will wear No. 23 on his jersey for the Jackets

Shoe Size:  16

Roommate: AD

One word that describes me: Calm

Favorite food:  Fried Chicken

Favorite late night snack: Fruit

Meal I prepare most often:  Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Favorite interest, activity or hobby outside of basketball: Playing football

App on your phone you use the most: Twitter

Favorite spot on campus:  Zelnak

Favorite childhood activity:  Playing video games

Favorite TV show:  The Fairly OddParents

Favorite place you have traveled to: Times Square

Celebrity crush:  Paula Patton

Biggest fear: Heights

First job you had: Never had a job

Favorite sports movie:  More than a Game

Favorite non-sports movie: Friday After Next

Best sports talent besides basketball:  Football

Favorite NBA player:  Paul George

Favorite non-NBA athlete:  Serena Williams

Favorite non-NBA professional team: New England Patriots

Favorite Georgia Tech sport to watch:  Basketball

Most memorable sports moment:  The “shot” by MJ

Pregame ritual:  Prayer

My focus this summer:  Improving my skills on and off the basketball court

Favorite Coach Pastner phrase:  PACE

What I’m looking forward to most about Georgia Tech:  Starting school and playing during the basketball season



Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its first year under head coach Josh Pastner. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993), played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBB).

For more information on Tech basketball, visit Ramblinwreck.com. Tickets for men’s basketball can be purchased here.


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