After having to play behind highly touted big man Steve Adams last year at Notre Dame Prep, Matt Atewe is ready to prove his worth.
Standing at 6’9 with a chiseled frame and broad shoulders, Atewe has a physical presence that lets opponents know, even before the whistle blows, they have their work cut out for them.
Atewe is well traveled and has built up a lot of experience this past spring/season. Atewe played with the Northern Kings on the AAU Circuit and the 18u junior Canadian national team in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men.
“I played with the Northern Kings up in Toronto, Canada,” Attewe tells HDM. “It was good, just really long, and tiring but a good experience all around.”
Atewe and his Canadian national team finished the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men with a bronze medal.
“It was a great experience being able to meet back up with the best players in my country, and being able to represent your country through a sport was amazing. Not a lot of people get to do that.” Attewe added.
Atewe’s recruitment is starting to heat up as of late. High major programs are starting to take notice of the Canadian big man.
“I’m being recruited by Kansas St, Auburn, Dayton, St. Bonaventure, SMU, Duquesne, Charlotte, Marshall, WKU, Nevada, NM St, Memphis and others,” said Atewe. “All have offered with Purdue, Illinois, Butler and others interested.”
Atewe explained to HDM what type of player, college coaches would be getting if they recruit him.
“I think my post game and my attitude for the most part improved the most,” said Atewe. “Most of the time I try to be really positive on the court at all times, and I was mostly able to accomplish that.
Attewe goes on to add
“I think I’m a defensive player that can really anchor a team’s defense for the most part, with me blocking shots and rebounding.”
The class of 2013 power forward might be relatively unknown but he’s definitely not going unnoticed.
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