Matt Aitch

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Matt Aitch
Personal information
Born (1944-09-21)September 21, 1944
St. Louis, Missouri
Died April 4, 2007(2007-04-04) (aged 62)
Lansing, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Maplewood Richmond-Heights
(Maplewood, Missouri)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 13 / Pick: 135th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1967–1968
Position Forward
Number 45
Career history
1967–1968 Indiana Pacers

Matthew Alexander "Matt" Aitch (September 21, 1944 – April 4, 2007) was an American basketball player.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Aitch played for Michigan State University. He was recruited out of Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School in suburban St. Louis by Cotton Fitzsimmons to play at Moberly Junior College, where Aitch was a nationally-recognized star for two years. Aitch was recruited by Michigan State with Moberly teammate Shannon Reading, originally from Bowling Green, Missouri. The two former Greyhounds both started two seasons for the Spartans. Coach Fitzsimmons later won national junior college championships at Moberly in 1966 and 1967. Two stars from his 1967 team, Harrison Stepter and Bernard Copeland, were recruited by Michigan State and started both seasons they were Spartans.

Aitch was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 13th round (135th overall pick) of the 1967 NBA Draft. He played in 45 games in the ABA for Indiana Pacers in the 1967–68 season.[1]