May 1, 1984 |
Georgetown, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Watertown High School|
|NBA Draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|League||British Basketball League|
Matt Gorman (born on May 1, 1984, in Georgetown, South Carolina) is a professional basketball player for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Steamers. He played college basketball for Syracuse University during their first National Championship in 2003. He also played three years of professional basketball in Europe. Matt's uncle is Steve Gorman, drummer for The Black Crowes rock band.
High school 
In high school, he started 66 of 66 games while at Watertown High School (Watertown, N.Y.). In three varsity seasons at Watertown he compiled career averages of 17 ppg., 10 rpg., 6 bpg., and shot 51 percent from the field and 78 percent from the foul line. As a senior in 2001-02, averaged 21.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 5.0 bpg. and shot 60 percent from the field, while helping lead Watertown to a 22-1 record and a No. 8 state ranking. His single game highs were 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocked shots
Team USA 
Gorman was named as one of 16 finalists for the 2002 USA Basketball Men's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team on June 2, 2002. He also participated in the 2001 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival for the silver medalist East Team, averaging 4.2 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 1.0 bpg. Archived 3 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
College career 
As a freshman, Gorman was part of a class that included Gerry McNamara and Carmelo Anthony. Still, Gorman was used sparingly in his freshman season, playing in just nine games while averaging 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in those games. Gorman didn't play much more in his sophomore year, appearing in seven games. He red-shirted in his third year at Syracuse. In his fourth year, Gorman played about 10 minutes a game as a backup forward and center, playing in 29 games and averaging 2.9 points and 1.6 rebounds.
In his final year at Syracuse, Gorman continued to play a major bench role. He set career highs in points (2.9) and field goal percentage (43%), while also displaying a good touch from long range (46%). Gorman also started five games early on in the year due to injuries to Darryl Watkins and Terrence Roberts.
Overall, Gorman played 75 games spanning from 2002–07, which included five starts. He had career averages of 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
Professional career 
Gorman signed with the Neptune Cork for the 2007-08 season. He averaged nearly 24 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Cork to the league semifinals.
Gorman returned to the Sharks for the 2009-10 season.