Matthew Dellavedova

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Matthew Dellavedova
Matt Dellavedova Cavs 2014.jpg
Dellavedova during the 2014 Wine and Gold Scrimmage
No. 8 – Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 24)
Maryborough, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Maryborough Regional College
(Maryborough, Victoria)
College Saint Mary's (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Cleveland Cavaliers
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.

College career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

He was a 2012–13 Academic All-America selection.[3] He was also a 2012–13 Senior CLASS Award finalist.[4]

Dellavedova is Saint Mary's all-time leader in scoring, assists, games played, free throw percentage and three-point shots.[5][6]

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.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Dellavedova joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.[8][9] In September 2013, he signed with the Cavaliers for the 2013–14 season.[10] 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[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Cleveland 72 4 17.7 .412 .368 .792 1.7 2.6 .5 .1 4.7
Career 72 4 17.7 .412 .368 .792 1.7 2.6 .5 .1 4.7

International career[edit]

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.[11] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Dellavedova – Basketball Recruiting – ESPN
  2. ^ Matthew Dellavedova Stats
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Hulls Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award". IUHoosiers.com. CBS Interactive. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dellavedova Becomes SMC's All-Time Leading Scorer". SMCGaels.com. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "St. Mary's beats Santa Clara, 80–67". SFGate.com. The Hearst Corporation. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Matthew Dellavedova's jersey retired". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Cavaliers Announce 2013 Summer League Roster
  9. ^ 2013 Summer League Statistics
  10. ^ Cavaliers Sign Matthew Dellavedova
  11. ^ 8 - Matthew Dellavedova – FIBA.com

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