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Senior ranks sixth nationally in 3-point percentage
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Big Ten All-Academic Team (March 23, 2016)
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (March 6, 2017)
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Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Feb. 26, 2018)
Big Ten All-Defensive Team (Feb. 26, 2018)
Big Ten All-Academic Team (March 21, 2018)
2017-18 / Game-by-Game Statistics
Mathias had an outstanding senior season, averaging 12.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game while starting all 37 games.
Mathias shot 47.2 percent from the field, 46.6 percent from long distance and 82.5 percent from the free throw line.
His 96 made 3-pointers were the third most in a season in school history and he finshed his career with a school-record 250 3-pointers.
His 46.6 3-point percentage was the fifth-best mark in school history, while his career average of 41.9 long distance percentage is also the fifth-best mark.
Set the school record for career games (141).
Was one of two players nationally (Marshall's Jon Elmore) to had 145 assists, 145 rebounds and 95 made 3-pointers.
Made a 3-pointer in 25 straight games, tied for the second-longest streak in Purdue history.
Became the eighth player in school history to average 12 points, four rebounds and three assists a game.
Was named to Seth Davis' All-Glue Team for the second straight season.
Hit a clutch 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Butler to push Purdue's lead from two to five points.
Purdue went 21-2 in games that he scored 10 or more points and he posted three 20-point games, including a career-high 25 points on Senior Day against Minnesota.
Also scored 24 points in a 25-point win over No. 2-ranked Arizona in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Went eight of eight from the field and six of six from long distance in a win over Fairfield early in the year.
2016-17 / Game-by-Game Statistics
Mathias had a breakout junior season, starting all 35 games and earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors as well as a spot on the Big Ten's All-Defensive Team.
Averaged 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, leading the team with 133 helpers. Also shot 45.3 percent from long range (72-of-159) to rank second in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage.
Recorded 18 double-figure scoring games, with Purdue posting a 16-2 mark in those games.
His 72 3-pointers are tied for the 11th most in school history, while his 45.3 long-distance percentage is seventh in school history.
Was even better in league play, averaging 10.5 points per game and shooting 45.6 percent from long distance.
Scored a career-high 25 points against Utah State in the Cancun Challenge, going 6-of-7 from long distance, while adding six rebounds and four assists.
Named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament team, averaging 18.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 10-of-14 from deep.
Had a big game in Purdue's Big Ten title-clinching victory over Indiana, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the first half. He added seven rebounds and four assists.
Became the first Purdue player in almost five years with double-digit assists, dishing out 10 helpers against Minnesota on New Year's Day.
Tallied 13 points, five rebounds and five assists in Purdue's NCAA Tournament victory over Vermont.
Became a lockdown defender on the defensive end, holding some of the Big Ten's best wing players well under their scoring average.
2015-16 / Game-by-Game Statistics
Mathias had another strong season, appearing in all 35 games, while averaging 5.5 points and 2.3 assists per game.
His assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.90 (82:21) is the second-highest mark in school history (minimum of 75 assists).
Shot 38.6 percent (44-of-114) from long distance, but upped his percentage to 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from deep in league play only.
Never shied away from taking the big shot, hitting monster 3-pointers against Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener, Maryland, Indiana and in the NCAA Tournament first-round game against Little Rock.
In February and March, Mathias was 18-of-40 (.450) from long distance, averaging 6.3 points and 2.5 assists per game. In November, December and January, Mathias went 26-of-74 (.351) and averaged 5.0 points and 2.3 assists per game.
Matched a career high with 17 points, 10 coming in the final four minutes of the first half, in a win over No. 10-ranked Maryland. Went 7-of-10 from the field in the victory over the Terrapins. After the game, Reggie Miller Tweeted at him on representing No. 31.
During the four postseason games, ranked fifth on the team in scoring (7.3 PPG) and was 8-of-18 (.444) from long distance.
In games that he hit at least two 3-pointers, Purdue went 10-4.
Scored a career-high 17 points with five 3-pointers in the second game of the season against Vermont.
In back-to-back games against Maryland and Nebraska late in the year, averaged 14.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 5.0 APG, while shooting 10-of-17 from the field and 5-of-11 from long distance.
2014-15 / Game-by-Game Statistics
Mathias overcame injuries and illnesses in the offseason to have a productive freshman season.
Mathias appeared in all 34 games with 17 starts, including the last 15 games of the season.
Averaged 4.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG and 1.4 APG in 19.6 minutes per outing.
Over the last nine games, averaged 7.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG And 1.4 APG while shooting 16-of-41 (.390) from three-point range.
Had a five-game stretch from Feb. 15 to March 4, where he scored in double figures four times and averaged 9.6 PPG while shooting 12-of-25 (.480) from three-point range against Nebraska, Indiana, Rutgers, Ohio State and Michigan State.
Ended the season making a three-pointer in each of the last nine games.
Recorded the third-best assist-to-turnover ratio by a freshman in school history (1.81) and his 38 three-pointers made were the fifth most by a freshman in school history.
In games he started (17), Mathias averaged 5.9 PPG in 23.2 minutes per game while shooting 25 free throws. In the games he did not start (17), Mathias averaged 3.8 PPG in 16.1 minutes per game, shooting just six free throws.
Shot 20 free throws in the last nine games, compared to just 11 free throws in the first 25 contests.
Had the best game of his career against eventual Final Four participant Michigan State, scoring a career-high 12 points with six rebounds and two steals.
Tallied seven points with six rebounds and career-high five assists in the Big Ten Tournament against Penn State.
Also had 11 points with five rebounds and three assists against Rutgers (Feb. 26), going 3-of-5 from the field and 2.of-3 from long distance.
Owned a 3.60 GPA during his first year at Purdue.
Ranked 141st nationally and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Ranked as a three-star recruit according to Scout.com.
As a senior, Mathias averaged 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game en route to Ohio Division II Player of the Year and first-team All-State accolades.
As a junior, Mathias averaged 25.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.4 assists while shooting 62 percent from the field and making 63-of-169 three-point attempts.
Was selected to play on the Ohio Rising All-Stars Team, was the Lima News 2013 Dream Team Player of the Year and an Associated Press Division II All-Ohio First Team honoree.
Also honored as the Associated Press District Co-Player of the Year and the District 8 and Western Buckeye League (WBL) Player of the Year.
Surpassed 1,000 career points on Jan. 25, 2013 against Kenton High School.
As a sophomore, Mathias averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while making 39-of-114 three-point attempts and 88 percent of his free throw attempts.
Named first-team All-WBL, second-team All-District 8 and third team Associated Press All-District as well as to the Lima News Dream Team in 2012.
Started as a freshman where he averaged 10.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists and was named honorable mention All-WBL.
Led team to 2012 and 2013 WBL Championships as well as an Ohio State Runner-Up finish.
Very versatile player with a high basketball IQ.
Also an outstanding student as he is a member of the National Honor Society, was the PSI Academic Student of the Year, the Lima News Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an Ohio Basketball Coaches Association Silver Scholar-Athlete.
Majoring in management.
Born July 11, 1995, in Lima, Ohio.
Son of Daniel and Tracy Mathias.
Has two older brothers, Bo and Dustin.
Enjoys playing tennis and cards.