Third Rutgers basketball player enters name into transfer portal
Another Rutgers basketball player has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
Sunday morning, 6-foot-4 guard and the Scarlet Knights’ fourth-leading scorer Montez Mathis has decided to look for opportunities elsewhere. He made his decision public with a statement posted on Twitter.
Mathis becomes the third player from Rutgers’ 2020-21 team to enter his name into the transfer portal since the end of the season. B1G All-Defensive Team big man Myles Johnson and guard Jacob Young have also hit the portal since the Scarlet Knights’ season came to an end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
“First, I would like to thank God for all the countless blessings in my life,” Mathis wrote. “I would like to thank Coach Steve Pikiell for giving me the opportunity to play for Rutgers University, to all my teammates, coaches, trainers, managers, RU staff and RU Nation for the memories that we have made over my 3 years. I am forever grateful.
“With that being said I will be entering the transfer portal.”
— Montez Mathis (@MontezMathis) April 4, 2021
Mathis played a key role for the Scarlet Knights during the season. He averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while logging over 21 minutes per contest. He scored a season high 25 points in an 81-76 victory over Purdue in December and nearly helped Rutgers reached the Sweet Sixteen by scoring 10 points in the second-round game against Houston.
Rutgers lost a 63-60 game to the Cougars, who eventually earned a trip to the Final Four.
Mathis spent three seasons in Piscataway and will have two years of eligibility remaining. He played in 90 career games over his three years and proved to be a consistent scorer with the program.