Updated: Mar 28, 2022
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Jersey number: 20
Course of study: Bachelor of Arts (major Economics, minor Psychology)
Brought up in Sydney, Matt was a swimmer for the first decade of his life. However, growing tired of the endless laps, he found himself shooting hoops from around 10 years of age and has never looked back.
Out of high school, he followed his basketball coach to the US to play high school and college ball for three years and loved the incredible experience he had playing over there.
Following the shutdown of basketball in the US in 2020, Matt came back to Australia and landed himself in the University of Melbourne's first ever UBL squad.
A current student at The University of Melbourne, Matt is studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics with a minor in Psychology.
On graduating, he has plans to move into the private equity sector, but wants to continue playing basketball competitively for as long as possible.
Image: Roseby up against The University of Sydney
If he's not on the basketball court, you'll generally find him courtside volunteering as a coach for younger players, or else donning the full wetsuit to brave the cold Victorian surf.
On his proudest achievement, "Probably when I got my first scholarship offer, that was pretty amazing."
Perhaps a move back to the US in the future? Who knows. Matt is taking everything as it comes.
Check out the #20 Forward in his upcoming Round Four matches against The University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 12 May on Cluch TV.
Head to the UBL website to see the schedule, results, news and more!
Video: Highlights between Melbourne Uni men and the UTS men
UTS soars to the top of the table in round three
A shortened round three due to travel restrictions for The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University meant that there were only two games in this week’s UBL schedule.
University of Technology Sydney travelled north to take on the University of the Sunshine Coast. There was plenty of action and highlights in both games, check them out here.
Round Three results:
Women: UTS 76 v 64 USC
Men: UTS 77 v 55 USC
Round Four begins Monday 10 May with four action-packed days of basketball – see the full schedule here.