Matthew White (basketball)
August 15, 1957|
New York City, New York
|Died||February 11, 2013
Nether Providence Township, Pennsylvania
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|High school||Choate (Wallingford, Connecticut)|
|NBA draft||1979 / Round: 5 / Pick: 100th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1980–1981||RC Náutico Tenerife|
|1988–1990||Puleva Baloncesto Granada|
Matthew Preston White "Matt" Wangler (August 15, 1957 – February 11, 2013) was an American basketball player for the University of Pennsylvania, and was later drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers. He helped lead the Pennsylvania basketball team into the final four of the 1979 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. He played professionally in the Liga ACB for Valladolid Miñón/Grupo Libro Valladolid, RC Náutico Tenerife, Cacaolat Granollers, Puleva Baloncesto Granada and Valvi Girona. White was murdered by his wife Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, after she allegedly observed him watching child pornography. Police reported only finding pictures of naked young women, not children. She stabbed him several times in the throat.
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