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Wesley Matthews

  • Full Name: Wesley Matthews
  • Position: Guard/Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 220
  • Birthdate: October 14, 1986
  • College: Marquette
Marquette
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 23 13 65 163 0.399 63 80 0.788 14 32 0.438 93 51 29 5 207 9
2006-07 34 34 133 304 0.438 141 183 0.77 23 80 0.288 179 75 49 5 395 12.6
2007-08 35 35 121 279 0.434 132 167 0.79 31 67 0.313 155 59 34 10 395 11.3
2008-09 35 35 193 406 0.475 213 257 0.829 42 114 0.368 201 86 43 18 641 18.3
Totals 127 117 512 1152 0.444 549 687 0.799 100 293 0.341 628 271 155 38 1673 13.2

Career Highlights:

Marquette's all-time leader in free throws made (549), Matthews ranks eighth (1,673) on the schoolĂ­s all-time scoring list. An All-Big East Second Team selection as a senior. Became the 22nd player in Marquette history to amass 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

Senior (2008-09):

One of 30 players named to the Wooden Award mid-season watch list. Selected to the All-Big East Second Team. Started all 35 games and averaged career bests with 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals. Tallied career-highs with 15 free throws made and 30 points vs. Tennessee. Posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a career-high 44 minutes vs. Syracuse. Totaled 24 points and seven rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game vs. Missouri.

Junior (2007-08):

Started all 35 games, averaging 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Recorded double digit scoring efforts 25 times. Posted 15 points and a season high nine rebounds vs. IPFW. Tallied a season high 22 points vs. Georgetown. Scored 16 points, connecting on all four of his three-point field goal attempts vs. South Florida.

Sophomore (2006-07):

Started all 34 games, averaging 12.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Posted double figure scoring outputs in 25 contests. Scored a season high 22 points and added nine rebounds vs. Savannah State. Matched his season high of 22 points vs. Seton Hall, connecting on 10-of-12 foul shots and adding four rebounds and a season high four steals. Collected 19 points and seven rebounds vs. Pittsburgh.

Freshman (2005-06):

Started 13 of 23 games in which he appeared, averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals. Missed time due to a stress fracture in his right foot. Tallied 11 double-digit scoring efforts. Scored seven points in his collegiate debut vs. Rice. Tallied a season high 21 points vs. Oakland. Collected 10 points, three rebounds, four assists and a career-high six steals vs. South Dakota State.

Strengths: A talented offensive player who can score in a variety of ways. Has the size and strength to defend bigger opponents. An excellent free throw shooter.

Personal: Son of Pam Moore and Wes Matthews. Mother was a two-sport athlete and track standout at the University of Wisconsin and father was a basketball star at Wisconsin who went on to play nine seasons in the NBA.

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