|34 Matt Steele
One of four walkons
on the team ...
A multi-sport athlete
in high school ...
Describes his game
as smooth ... Versatile
forward that will
stretch the competition
in practice ...
Could see playing
time if he makes a
quick adjustment to the collegiate game.
Three-year letterman at J.H. Rose High
School in Greenville ... Coached by James
Rankins ... Played his freshman season on
the freshman team ... Earned second-team
all-conference honors as a junior and senior
... Averaged 12 points and 8.5 rebounds as
a senior ... Helped team capture a pair of
conference titles as sophomore and junior
... Served as team captain final two seasons
... Member of the 2008 baseball state championship
team ... Named MVP of the state
playoffs ... Earned two varsity letters as a first
baseman and designated hitter.
Born Matthew Gregory Steele on Aug. 8,
1990 in Durham, N.C. ... Parents are Jane
and Greg Steele ... Has two younger siblings
-- Emily (13) and Drew (9) ... Intended academic
major is management.