December 6, 1971 |
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Haddonfield Memorial (Haddonfield, New Jersey)|
|NBA draft||1995 / Undrafted|
|1995–1996||Grand Rapids Mackers (CBA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points per game (NBA)||7.4|
|Rebounds per game (NBA)||1.7|
|Assists per game (NBA)||2.9|
He is notable for his rookie season when the two players in front of him on the depth chart had season ending injuries and Matt was able to start all 82 regular season games at point guard for a Rockets squad with future Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, and Hakeem Olajuwon. The club won 57 games, eventually losing to the Utah Jazz in six games in the Western Conference Finals.
Maloney's father, Jim, who was a longtime assistant coach for John Chaney at Temple University, died only months before Matt began playing for his first NBA team. During his career he appeared in 5 playoff games and scored a total of 177 points, achieving a career-high 26 points twice during the 1997 playoffs.
- Maloney expects to sign with Houston; Daily Pennsylvanian, 5 September 1996