Matt Walsh (basketball)

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Matt Walsh
Personal information
Born (1982-12-02) December 2, 1982 (age 34)
Holland, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Germantown Academy
(Fort Washington, Pennsylvania)
College Florida (2002–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–2015
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 44
Career history
2005 Miami Heat
2006 Arkansas RimRockers
2006–2007 Olympia Larissa
2007–2008 Bàsquet Manresa
2008–2009 Spirou Charleroi
2009–2010 Union Olimpija
2010 Aris Thessaloniki
2010–2011 ASVEL Villeurbanne
2011–2012 UCAM Murcia
2012 Caja Laboral
2012 Azovmash
2012–2013 Spirou Charleroi
2013 Brose Baskets
2013–2014 Virtus Bologna
2014–2015 Eskişehir Basket
Career highlights and awards

Matthew Vincent Walsh (born December 2, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player who played in several leagues across the world for ten seasons. Listed at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), he could play both shooting guard and small forward. He played college basketball at Florida.

Early years[edit]

Walsh was born in Holland, Pennsylvania. He attended Germantown Academy, a private preparatory school in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, where he played high school basketball for the Germantown Patriots.

College career[edit]

Walsh accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators basketball team for three seasons from 2002 to 2005. As a junior, Walsh suffered torn left ankle ligaments and missed several games,[1] but recovered to lead the Gators to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) tournament championship and the second round of the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Professional career[edit]

The Miami Heat originally signed Walsh as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida in 2005. He was then waived on November 18, 2005, after playing in two NBA regular season games. In the 2006 NBA preseason, he was signed by the New Jersey Nets, and they then released him in October.

In the 2006-07 season, Walsh played with Olympia Larissa in the Greek League, having a successful year for both the team and himself. He was considered one of the most valuable players in the Greek League that year, and he was also the second best scorer of the competition, averaging 17.8 points per game.[2] Walsh also played with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League in 2007, and he later signed a one-year contract with Bàsquet Manresa of the Spanish ACB League.[3]

In August 2009, Walsh signed with the Adriatic League club Union Olimpija.[4] In February 2010, he joined the Greek League club Aris.[5] On October 25, 2010 he signed a one-year contract with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in France.[6]

In November 2011 Walsh signed with UCAM Murcia in Spain.[7] On January 6, 2012, he signed with Saski Baskonia, also in Spain.[8]

In August 2012, Walsh signed with Spirou Charleroi of Belgium.[9] In February 2013, he joined Brose Baskets Bamberg.[10] On August 2, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Virtus Bologna.[11] On August 13, 2014, he signed with Eskişehir Basket.[12]

On September 24, 2015, Walsh officially announced his retirement from professional basketball.[13]

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