ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan standout Charles Matthews is dealing with a significant knee injury as the NBA draft approaches.
Agent Adam Pensack confirmed Sunday night that Matthews tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a workout with the Boston Celtics and will have surgery.
Matthews, who played college basketball at Kentucky and Michigan, is skipping his final season of eligibility with the Wolverines to enter the draft. He was invited to the NBA’s Draft Combine in Chicago and was considered a potential second-round pick based on his defense, but this injury makes it far less likely he is selected.
Matthews averaged 12.2 points a game this past season and was a big reason why Michigan was one of the best defensive teams in the nation.