Matt Stainbrook, a junior center for the Xavier Musketeers, has a brother named Tim. Tim Stainbrook will play with his brother Matt next season at Xavier as a walk-on.
Currently, Tim is a 6-foot-6 senior at Lakewood St. Edward High School.
Matt is very excited that Chris Mack is giving his brother this opportunity. The two bros have never played on the same team before, but they will now.
Matt sat down with the Cincinnati Enquirer and said “When Coach Mack told me that they were interested in having him be a walk-on, I was really excited. It’s something where, like, you don’t get to do that a lot. You only have so many years of playing basketball and being able to play with my brother would be unreal, especially since I know he’s a good player, I know he’s someone who can earn his playing time and earn his keep. He’s a hard worker. This is going to be fun. I was really happy for my parents and grandparents and all my extended family. It’s so nice to have us both together in one area.”
Tim was recruited by several schools, including Northern Kentucky University, but when he was given the chance to play with his brother, he couldn’t pass it up.