21 Matthew Riker
21 Matthew Riker
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Bethlehem, N.Y.
High School: Bethlehem Central
Position: G
Major: Undecided

Coach's Comments: "Matt is a true point guard, full of toughness and grit. He led his high school team, and my alma mater, to unprecedented success. He operates with great work ethic and is a gutsy defender and leader. We've known about him for a long time, and are very excited he will be joining our program."

STEM and Research Activities 
Bridged the connection between STEM and Basketball with a non-profit organization that showed student-athletes how analytics can be used in sports using math and statistics...Worked closely with John Drazen, PhD from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in Biomedical Engineering.

Prior to Caltech 
AP Scholar with Honor...News Channel 13 Scholar-Athlete Selection...University of Rochester Bausch Lob Honorary Science Award...National Society of High Scholars...Co-President of Data Analytics Club...Class AA Sectional Champions...Two-time AAU Division III National Champion...Suburban Council Third-team...Senior All-star game selection...Two-time Varsity Captain...Spirit of the Eagle Team MVP Award...Leadership Award. 

Personal
Son of John and Ann Riker...Has one older brother, John, and one younger sister, Lauren.