Dellavedova during the 2014 Wine and Gold Scrimmage
|No. 8 – Cleveland Cavaliers|
8 September 1990|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
Maryborough Regional College|
|College||Saint Mary's (2009–2013)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Matthew Dellavedova (born 8 September 1990) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Saint Mary's College of California and represents Australia in international competition. Dellavedova was also given the nickname 'Matty D' growing up by his peers, giving a quirky alternative to the Dellavedova name.
Dellavedova was recruited by Saint Mary's College of California out of the Australian Institute of Sport and signed with the Gaels before the 2009–10 season. He was one of the top junior players in Australia; ESPN.com rated Dellavedova as the #73 shooting guard recruit for the 2008–09 recruiting season.
Dellavedova immediately contributed for the Gaels and started each of the first 15 games of the season for the team. In 2009–10, he averaged 12.1ppg, 3.5rpg, and 4.5apg.
St. Mary's retired his jersey on 15 February 2014. Dellavedova's #4 was the second retired by the school's men's basketball program.
Dellavedova joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. In September 2013, he signed with the Cavaliers for the 2013–14 season. On 8 January 2014, Dellavedova agreed to give his jersey number 9 to the newly acquired Luol Deng, and made the switch to number 8.
NBA career statistics
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Dellavedova competed for the Australian junior national basketball team at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship 2009. He was the team's third leading scorer – averaging 10.1 points per game – for the fourth-place Australians. He was selected to the Australian senior national basketball team for the first time at the FIBA Oceania Championship 2009. At age 19, he was the youngest Australian player at the Championships. Dellavedova was selected for the Australian Boomers team to compete in the London Olympics in 2012.
- Matthew Dellavedova – Basketball Recruiting – ESPN
- Matthew Dellavedova Stats
- "Delaware's Elena Delle Donne, Ohio State's Aaron Craft top Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Basketball Teams". cosida.com. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "Hulls Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award". IUHoosiers.com. CBS Interactive. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "Dellavedova Becomes SMC's All-Time Leading Scorer". SMCGaels.com. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "St. Mary's beats Santa Clara, 80–67". SFGate.com. The Hearst Corporation. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "Matthew Dellavedova's jersey retired". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- Cavaliers Announce 2013 Summer League Roster
- 2013 Summer League Statistics
- Cavaliers Sign Matthew Dellavedova
- 8 - Matthew Dellavedova – FIBA.com