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34 Matt Massey

Career Highs: 24 points at UMKC (1/8/11), 13 rebounds vs. Northern Colorado  (11/15/09); 6 assists at South Dakota St. (1/29/11)

2010-11 Highs: 24 points at UMKC; 8 rebounds vs. Drake, at UMKC; 6 assists at South Dakota St.
At SUU, 2010-11: Was named to the Great Alaska Shootout all-tournament team after averaging 16 points and 5.3 rebounds and hitting 18-of-31 shots (.581) in the three games. Sarted all but one game, at UC Davis. Team's second-leading scorer overall (9.4 ppg), was tied for second on team in field goal percentage (.549). Led or co-led team in scoring, steals and blocks four times, in rebounds three times, and in assists twice. Scored 16 points and was one shy of his season-high with seven rebounds vs. UMKC, also led team with three assists and three steals in playing all 40 minutes vs. the 'Roos. Dished out a career-high six assists and scored 14 points at South Dakota State. Paced team with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting at NDSU. Posted season-highs with 24 points and eight boards at UMKC where he hit 10-of-13 shots and had six offensive rebounds. Came off the bench for the only time last season at UC Davis but responded well, with 11 points, a co-team-high five rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist. Hit 10-of-16 shots and scored 20 points, pulled down four rebounds, had an assist and blocked a shot against Houston Baptist. Scored 14 points, pulled down four rebounds and had a steal against Ball State. Scored 14 points with a season-high eight rebounds and an assist in 32 minutes against Drake. Scored 15 points vs. Cal Baptist.

At SUU, 2009-10: Started 25 and played in all but one game, did not play in the season finale' against Centenary. Led the team in offensive rebounds with 1.9 per game, was third on the team in four categories, including scoring, at 7.9 ppg, in rebounding, with 4.2 per game, in 3-point percentage, at .423 and in free throw percentage, at .803. Led or co-led the team in scoring three times, in rebounds eight times, in assists three times, in steals twice and in blocks five times. Led team with 17 points and 13 rebounds, his first Division I double-double, against Northern Colorado. Scored 14 points, pulled down five rebounds, blocked a shot and dished out an assist vs. U. of the Southwest. Scored nine points with seven rebounds, a career-best four assists and a block vs. Tennessee Tech. Scored 13 points with five boards and an assist at Centenary. Scored 12 with three boards, a block and an assist at Oral Roberts. Went without scoring for the first time in his career at Weber State but was second on the team with six rebounds. Played a season-low 16 minutes because of foul trouble vs. UNLV, still scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds. Got in foul trouble again vs. UC Riverside but still scored 10 points with a rebound and an assist in just 19 minutes on the court. Scored just two points in the win over North Dakota but they were critical free throws in overtime, also had two assists and two boards. Paced team with 15 points against IUPUI, also co-led team with five rebounds and blocked a shot. Scored 11 points and co-led team with seven rebounds vs. Western Illinois. Led team with 14 points and four assists, also pulled down five rebounds and had a steal against UMKC. Scored a career-high 18 points and tied his second-best rebounding total with a team-high nine at NDSU where he also had a steal and a block in a team-high 39 minutes.

 

At SUU: Spent the 2008-09 season as a redshirt after transferring to the Thunderbirds.

At Nova Southeastern: Averaged 7.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game  for the Sharks last year when he shot .476 from the field. Posted a pair of double-doubles, including 14 points and 14 rebounds at Tampa, also dished out a career high seven assists vs. Barry University.

At Brisbane Boys College:
Was a two-time team MVP and player of the year in 2004, helped his team to state and GPS championships in 2005 and a third-place finish at the national championships. Averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game his senior season. Also lettered in swimming, winning a state champion and his age-division championship five times.

Position: Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
High School: Brisbane Boys College
Alma Mater: Brisbane Boys College
Experience: Transfer
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