Marcos Mata

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Marcos Mata
Marcos Mata 2015.jpg
Mata playing with Argentina, in 2015.
No. 6 – San Lorenzo de Almagro
PositionSmall forward
LeagueArgentine League
Personal information
Born (1986-08-01) August 1, 1986 (age 32)
Mar del Plata, Argentina
NationalityArgentine / Italian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2003–2013Peñarol Mar del Plata
2015–presentSan Lorenzo
Career highlights and awards

Marcos Daniel Mata (born August 1, 1986) is an Argentine[1] professional basketball player. He is a small forward, but he can also play at the shooting guard position. He plays professionally for Argentine side San Lorenzo, and has also been a member of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Mata began his pro career playing in the Argentine League with Peñarol Mar del Plata. In the 2009–10 season, he helped the team win its first ever Argentine League title, while also winning the FIBA Americas League 2009–10 season.[3] He moved to the Spanish League club CB Sevilla before the 2013–14 season.

National team career[edit]

Mata is also a member of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team. He made his debut with the senior Argentina national team at the 2008 South American Championship, helping the team to a gold medal. He later won a silver medal with the team at the 2010 South American Championship.[4]

In 2010, Mata was named to Argentina's 2010 FIBA World Championship squad – his first major international tournament – when long-time Argentina national team player, Andrés Nocioni, withdrew from the tournament.[5] He also played with Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won a bronze medal.


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