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Dakota Mathias
Dakota Mathias

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Elida, Ohio

High School:
Elida

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 197

Position:
Guard



10/25/2014

Stephens, Scott, Edwards Lead Boilermakers in Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

Stephens scores 32 points to lead all scorers.

08/07/2014

Introducing BoilerBall's Newcomers: Dakota Mathias

Shooting guard from Elida, Ohio, has a high basketball IQ.

10/03/2014

Purdue Basketball Practice (Oct. 3, 2014)

Purdue had its first basketball practice of the year on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

09/18/2014

2014-15 Purdue Men's Basketball Head Shots

2014-15 Purdue Men's Basketball Head Shots

08/15/2014

Purdue MBB Freshmen in Summer Workouts

Purdue MBB Freshmen in Summer Workouts (August 1, 2014)

High School:
• 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.
• Has good size for a shooting guard.
• 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.
• Is good friends with fellow recruit Vince Edwards.
• Chose Purdue because of the academic reputation and the "at home" feeling Purdue provides.
• Coached by Denny Thompson while his high school teammate, Reggie McAdams, currently plays at Akron.

Personal:
• 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.

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