Matt Simpkins (#73 Scout, #47 Rivals) played very little here in Springfield, and did not appear to want to be here in the time that he did see on the hardwood. Starting the game on the bench, he showed some awful body language out on the floor, often casually walking up the floor even with his future head coach in college (John Calipari) watching him from front row. The athletic forward scored his points on a few inside conversions, not showing any real perimeter skills for a player who is attempting to eventually become a wing forward.
While Matt had a poor showing in Springfield, it was clear that he has a player who has a ton of long term potential. He is a super athlete with ideal size, making it quite clear why Calipari felt he would fit into Memphis system. Able to run the court and put the ball on the floor well for a player his size, the upside is there for him to be a nice prospect down the road, as long as he is able to continue to improve upon his skill set and erase the question marks surrounding his character.