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Robert Morris Lands Commitment from 6-foot-8 JuCo F Matt Mayers

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On Sunday evening, Andy Toole and his Robert Morris staff received some more positive news on the recruiting trail, as 6-foot-8 forward Matt Mayers committed to the Colonials.

Mayers played two seasons at Hutchinson Community College, greatly improving his game in his recently-finished sophomore season. This season, Mayers started every contest for the program, averaging 17.8 points per game on 59.6% shooting from the field. These strong numbers come a season after he only played 6.5 minutes per game during his freshman year. His stellar season not only earned him first-team all Jayhawk West Conference honors, but also the Most Valuable Player award for the division.

When asked to describe Mayers strengths, a national talent evaluator tells PSN, “[Mayers] can really rebound, [has] great touch around the rim. Works from inside out, unlike a lot of bigs these days.”

The 6-foot-8, 210 pound forward chose the Colonials over a final list that also included Tulsa and Illinois State, after being recruited by a handful of division one schools since finishing up his time at Hutchinson CC. Mayers is originally from Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, and played his high school ball at Scanlon.

With the addition of a strong body on the inside who already has college experience, Robert Morris is building its roster back up one by one as it gets closer to the season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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