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UPDATE: Florida State basketball lands commitment from elite prospect Matthew Cleveland

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Ham and Co. strike (big) again.

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Matthew Cleveland is a 6’6 190 pound shooting guard from Alpharetta, GA.

The Class of 2021 prospect attends Pace Academy and has a 99 rating (high 4-star) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The collective sites consider him the 24th best player in America (3rd best shooting guard and 2nd best player in Georgia), although he could conceivably see a bump based on his recent performances.

After a recruitment that has garnered attention from all over the country, Cleveland committed to Leonard Hamilton’s Florida State Seminoles, over the Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan Wolverines, North Carolina State Wolfpack, and Stanford Cardinal:

As is often the case, Hamilton and his staff were among the first to offer the talented combo guard back in March 2019:

Cleveland narrowed his list to 16 in April:

He then trimmed it to five in late June:

While the staff obviously deserves the lion’s share of the credit, star commit Bryce McGowens has been doing his part, as well. Cleveland and McGowens now form a ridiculous combination of length and athleticism on the perimeter. And speaking of length, big man Naheem McLeod is currently the other member in the Class of ’21 after reclassifying from 2020.