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Sports Illustrated: How Chris Matthews '10 Became the NBA’s Most In-Demand Shooting Coach

Chris Matthews has become one of the top shooting coaches in the game after finishing his Bonnies career. (File photo: Craig Melvin)
Chris Matthews has become one of the top shooting coaches in the game after finishing his Bonnies career. (File photo: Craig Melvin)

Chris Matthews spent three years and two seasons with the Bonnies after transferring to the program prior to the 2007-08 season. After taking the court in 2008-09, he quickly became one of the premier shooters in the Atlantic 10, draining 81 three-pointers during his first season with the Bonnies – good for fourth in program history for a single season at the time. As a senior, he started every game, averaging 12.6 points per game while shooting over 39 percent from long distance with 101 three-pointers, a total that still stands second in Bonnies single-season history.

Today, Matthews is among the most highly sought-after private skills coaches in the NBA and WNBA, with clientele that has included Dwight Howard, Anthony Davis, Candace Parker and Skylar Diggins-Smith.

In the public eye, Matthews is more commonly known as "Lethal Shooter," an homage to his personal shooting prowess and a reflection of his work with those he impacts.

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