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2022 SG Matt Curtis Keeping Pace With Dad as an Elite Scorer
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (10:12 AM CT, Thu November 30, 2017)
2022 SG Matt Curtis is an elite prospect in the Northeast.
2022 SG Matt Curtis is an elite prospect in the Northeast.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Ellington, CT (Future150) -- The numbers don't lie. A career total of 2,263 points at the high school level. As a senior at Cheshire High (CT), he averaged an eye-popping 35.7 points per game, before heading off to the University of Hartford at the collegiate level. Several of his high school records still stand to this day.

For 2022 shooting guard Matt Curtis, living up to dad's numbers could be intimidating, but if you've seen the Ellington Middle School (CT) prospect, you'd know he's well on his way to having his own explosive scoring career.

The 6'3" natural scoring guard is one of the elite prospects in the region his age, and killed the competition in his age group at our Future150 Elite24 All-American Camp this past summer, where we gave him the following evaluation from the event:

"One of the most dominant prospects in the Northeast right now, the 6'3" shooting guard is highly skilled. Not only does he have an advanced frame, but his scoring ability is also on another level. He showed that not only can he knock down the long ball, but when the defense crowds him, he has no trouble working off-the-bounce and pulling up in the mid-range. As he works on his lateral quickness and athleticism, he's going to become an even more dangerous offensive threat over time."

If high school rules in the state of Connecticut didn't prohibit him from playing varsity as an eighth grader, he would definitely be getting serious minutes at a school of his choice. However, he'll be spending his final middle school season sharpening his skills before his high school debut next November.

"My mid-range jumper and my athleticism are the strongest parts of my game, and I'm trying to improve on my passing and my shot selection. This winter, my goals are to be a leader on the floor, play good defense, score a lot and get my New York Lightning team back to the MADE Hoops championship weekend," he told Future150.

Playing on the most loaded middle school circuit, the competition level is certainly making him a better player. He noted teammate Amir Spears as being the toughest player he's played against in the past year. 

As winter turns to spring and summer, you'll surely be hearing a lot more about the talented wing prospect, who can get buckets with the best of them in his age group.

Until then, keep up with Future150 as we continue to monitor his progress and development.
 

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