BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced
Thursday the signing of Matthew Horton (6-11, Forward) to a national letter of
intent in the 2018 class.
“Matt brings a much-needed ability to our program,” Stansbury said. “He’s got great
size and athleticism. Again, we think his best days lie ahead of him. He’s just
coming on as a player, but he can really run and really block shots. As he continues
to gain experience and get stronger, he’s got a bright future.”
Horton, who’s originally from Tuscaloosa, Ala., will have two years of eligibility
remaining following his transfer from Shelton State Community College.
The big man averaged 5.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game last year in a
reserve role for a standout Shelton State squad. He appeared in 27 games and started
three, but he’s expected to be a focal point for the program this season as a
Horton registered six points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in his team’s first game of
the year this season.
Shelton State went 27-6 last season, won an ACCC championship and advanced to the
first round of the NJCAA Championship tournament.
Horton averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks as a senior at Paul Bryant
High School in Tuscaloosa.
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