34  Matt Steele
Matt Steele


Greenville, N.C.

High School:
J.H. Rose

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 185



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.

High School
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.