Letterman ... worked his way into starting lineup a year ago ... one of only two starters returning for 2002-03 ... despite limited playing time in a starting capacity last year, will need to bolster his production this year following graduation losses that decimated Army's post corps ... fundamentally sound player ... is the strongest player in the program ... quiet leader who works hard to improve every day ... aggressive rebounder ... needs to develop his finishing ability around the basket, but has potential to be a force in the paint ... steady, hard-nosed defender ... gives the Black Knights a physical presence on the low blocks ... product of the USMA Prep School.
As a junior: blossomed into a starter in preseason and held that role for much of campaign ... opened with the lead cast in 24 of 27 games ... averaged 2.9 ppg. and 1.7 rpg. ... shot .465 from the field and .522 from the foul line ... made first career start in season opener, registering a career-high eight points ... elevated career high to 12 points, while adding five caroms, in win over Quinnipiac ... his dozen points matched his entire season output (in 12 outings) from 2000-01 ... enjoyed strong showing in road loss to Notre Dame, pocketing 11 points and six rebounds ... Quinnipiac and Notre Dame contests marked his lone double-digit scoring efforts of the year ... started season's opening 12 games before sitting out entire New Hampshire contest ... came off bench for three outings before returning to lead cast for final 12 games of campaign ... reached high of seven points twice after return to starting lineup ... both of those efforts came in wins over Lafayette.
As a sophomore: reserve forward who appeared in 12 games ... averaged 1.0 ppg. and 0.6 rpg. ... shot .333 from the floor and .545 from the foul line ... drew first game duty of campaign and scored initial two points of year on November trip to No. 1 Duke ... drew court time during seven consecutive games in January ... scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in that span ... registered season high of four points in second Army-Colgate contest ... enjoyed three-point outing in Army's record-setting January win over Bethany ... pulled down three rebounds in road loss to Binghamton.
As a freshman: drew court time in 15 games ... averaged 1.4 ppg. and 0.8 rpg. ... scored first four points of collegiate career in home victory over Western Maryland ... tallied four points in home loss to Albany on Feb. 2 and then followed that with career-high five points against Lehigh one game later ... hauled down career-high four rebounds opposite the Mountain Hawks ... shot .529 from the floor in limited action.
High School/USMAPS: lettered twice on the hardwood for coach Jim Smith at Chantilly High in Centreville, Va. ... averaged 15.0 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. ... guided scholastic squad to record of 43-9 and two district titles over final two seasons ... named to the all-district team and was selected to Virginia's Northern Region honorable mention unit ... named to all-star teams in Flint Hill and Fairfax City summer leagues ... top scorer in the Flint Hill Summer League all-star tilt ... starred at defensive end and tight end for three seasons on the gridiron ... was an all-district defensive end ... spent a year under the tutelege of head coach John Pike at the USMA Prep School ... was named the prep school team's MVP during his one-year stint.
Personal: given name is Matthew Ryan Collins ... earned Eagle Scout status after organizing over 100 hours of community service to restore an 18th Century house site in Manassas ... majoring in Operations Research.