Matthew Atewe, a 6-9 power forward from Notre Dame Prep (MA), took a trip to Manhattan to take in the football game against North Texas and develop relationships with the basketball staff and learn about the program. “It was a lot of fun,” he said of his official visit. “I really enjoyed it.”
For Atewe, the visit was a good opportunity for him to learn more about the program that offered him during the summer circuit. Following his visit, he was more than educated about the program and how he’d fit in at Kansas State. “I learned a lot,” he said. “That the team is like a family, they like to play fast and run a motion offense, which fits my way of play as well.”
Atewe is a skilled four with plenty of options, when it comes to choosing colleges. Auburn, Charlotte, Dayton, Marquette, Memphis, Nevada and St. Bonaventure have offered the big, among others. He has a lot of other high major schools interested and could add more offers as his high school season comes into play.
At 6-9, Atewe is a defensive-minded four with the ability to run the floor and finish around the rim. His offensive game is still developing but that’s one thing he is focused on for his upcoming senior year. Atewe did leave Manhattan uncommitted but he has plans to see a few more schools before doing anything. “Two more [official visits],” he said. “Memphis and to Charlotte.” He expects to visit Charlotte this week and Memphis October 12th.
After three officials, could a decision be forthcoming for the Canadian big? He doesn’t know yet and doesn’t have a timeline on his decision. His recruitment seems to be open for the moment despite him telling Hoop Dreams Magazine K-State was his favorite at the moment.