July 4, 2019Signed a two-way contract with the Washington Wizards
Garrison Mathews was born in 1996 to Jane and Rob Mathews. He has two older siblings: sister Juliet and brother Braden. His grandfather played football for the Ole Miss 1962 National Championship team. Mathews was raised in Franklin, Tennessee and attended Franklin High School. At Franklin High, Mathews was a two-time All-Region and All-District selection, averaging 14 points and six rebounds per game. Mathews also played high school football. Fans can learn more about Mathews on Twitter (@gmathews_24).College/International Summary
For four years (2015-19) at Lipscomb University, Mathews dedicated himself solely to basketball after playing both basketball and football in high school. He became one of the top players in program history, setting the school's Division I-era records in single-game scoring, career scoring and three-pointers made. Mathews came off the bench for most of his freshman season, but he still registered 20.8 minutes per game while averaging 10.9 points per contest in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During his sophomore season (2016-17), Mathews was a permanent fixture in the starting lineup and averaged 20.4 points, 5.6 boards, 2.3 assists and 2.8 three-pointers. In his junior year, Mathews led the Bisons to their first ever NCAA Tournament. After his senior season (2018-19), Mathews was named to the All-ASUN First Team and honored as the ASUN Player of the Year. Furthermore, Mathews' college career total of 2,478 points ranks him as the all-time leading scorer in the Atlantic Sun Conference.