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Charles Matthews transferring to Michigan Wolverines

Charles Matthews leaves UK for a Power 5 team further north.

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Charles Matthews' Kentucky Wildcats career now appears to be officially over.

After stating he was looking to transfer for last month, Matthews has now found a landing spot. It comes in the former of the Michigan Wolverines, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Matthews, a Chicago native, was the first pledge in UK's 2015 class and was even a top-25 prospect when he committed. His stock fell over the course of his senior season though, and by the time he arrived in Lexington, he was barely a top-60 prospect.

Still, Matthews was a great energy player who John Calipari hoped to have on next year's squad, but Matthews wanted to go elsewhere and find more playing time while being a featured offensive player, something he likely never was going to be at UK.

This past season, Matthews was one of four Wildcats to play in all 36 games for the Wildcats  during the 2015-16 season. In the process, Matthews averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in helping UK claim the SEC regular-season and tournament championships. He started three games and finished the year with 370 minutes played.

Matthews must now sit out for the 2016-17 season and be eligible to play as a redshirt sophomore when the 2017-18 season opens. Michigan has been a good program under John Beilein, so hopefully Matthews still has a productive and successful career.