Louisville Men’s Basketball just made a very nice addition to its team. Former Miami F Matt Cross has chosen to transfer to Louisville and continue his career under Chris Mack’s tutelage. Due to Covid-19 and the rules changes put in place for this unprecedented season, Cross has 4 years of eligibility remaining.
Miami transfer Matt Cross commits to Louisville. Former ESPN 100 recruit averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14 games — including going for 16 points and four 3s against the Cardinals in January. https://t.co/dcKIVo99DI— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) February 26, 2021
Excited to become apart of the Louisville! I appreciate coach Mack and the staff for giving me opportunity! 🔴⚫️— Matthew Cross (@matthewcross35) February 26, 2021
Cross was a freshman for Miami this year and appeared in 14 games. He averaged 26 minutes per game. In those minutes, Cross averaged 6.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, and 1.4 apg. He shot 45.5-percent from the field, 40-percent from three-point range, and 87.5-percent from the foul line.
Coming out of high school, Cross was ranked a 4 Star, Top 100 prospect by 247sports. He played his high school ball at Brewster Academy. Louisville fans may recognize the school as the one that produced Cardinal forever, and NBA All-Star for the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell. Cross chose Miami over offers from Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Texas A&M, and Georgia Tech, among others.
Cross is a combo forward that can play the 3 or 4. He is a good athlete that can drive to the basket and finish, but he’s really known as a knockdown shooter. Against Louisville in a game on January 16th, Cross scored 16 points on 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 4 of 7 from the field. He also had 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. With Louisville looking to bolster its outside shooting, Matt Cross will help fill that need immediately next season.
*stats courtesy of ESPN