Washington Post Transfer Matthew Atewe Hearing From Missouri, Others


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Over the first 48 hours following Mike Hopkins' introductory press conference last Wednesday the newest head men's basketball coach at UW started 0 for 2. The Huskies announced the release of 5-star recruit Michael Porter Jr. and the transfer of junior forward Matthew Atewe.

In the case Atewe, who announced last week he will graduate and play his final season elsewhere as a grad transfer in 2017-18, there is a chance could still play college basketball with the former highly prized UW signee.

Multiple schools have expressed interest in Atewe over the past week including Missouri, who hired former UW asst. Michael Porter Sr. to join Cuonzo Martin in Columbia.

In addition, Atewe told Rivals on Tuesday that Kansas State, Murray State, Winthrop, Stephen F. Austin, Seton Hall and Colorado State have all reached out since he announced his transfer.

Atewe, who signed with Auburn out of high school in [blank] before transferring to UW in April 2015, only played one season and 19 total games in his Husky career. His career, both at Auburn and UW, has been plagued by several injuries that hindered Atewe early.

Last season he averaged 2.2 points per-game and 2.3 rebounds per game, the first season he played since 2013-14.