Posted On: 01/10/21 11:35 AM

Western New York is an underrated basketball hotspot chockful of promising, talented recruits. The 2019-2020 Monsignor Martin League (Buffalo NY) was highly competitive and produced many memorable moments for both teams and individuals alike. This series will focus on the individual members of the 2020-2021 Nichols Vikings.


Matthew Carlson - G/F - Class of 2023

Carlson spent all but the last month of 2019-2020 on Junior Varsity. He played exceedingly well at that level- so much so, in fact, that he earned a call up to Varsity for the last 7 games of the year. Immediately, he brought a sense of calm, toughness, and basketball intelligence to the Vikings. He finished the season scoring 7 points per game and grabbing 2 rebounds a game.


Carlson’s best attribute, to me, is not something that actually shows up in the statsheet. I attended all 7 games Carlson suited up for in 2019-2020 and was thoroughly impressed that he just seems to always find himself in a positive position for his team. He is the type of player who is able to see the game

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