August 24, 1959 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Warren Harding
|NBA draft||1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Wesley Joel Matthews, Sr. (born August 24, 1959) is a retired American basketball player. He is the father of current NBA player Wesley Matthews.
A 6'1" (1.85 m) point guard from the University of Wisconsin–Madison - after graduating from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1977 - Matthews was selected by the Washington Bullets with the 14th pick of the 1980 NBA Draft. He played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association, with the Bullets, Atlanta Hawks (two stints), Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 3,654 career points and earning two NBA Championship rings (both with the Lakers), while averaging eight points and four assists per game.
Matthews retired from the game in 1996. Besides his NBA stints, he also played in the United States Basketball League, the Continental Basketball Association and in Italy, spending the 1989–90 season at Ranger Varese before being called by the Hawks for one regular season match.