Editor's note: This is the third in a series of weekly features profiling newcomers on the UTC men's basketball team, leading up to the Nov. 6 season opener against Covenant.
ZaQwaun Matthews was the first player to commit to Will Wade's last University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball recruiting class for the 2015-16 season.
When Wade left for Virginia Commonwealth after last season and Matt McCall was brought in to replace him, the first player he nailed down?
"I never wavered," Matthews said. "It was very hard, though. I didn't know what to do. I talked to some players here and they told me to stick it out and wait for the next coach.