Wes Matthews

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Wes Matthews
Personal information
Born (1959-08-24) August 24, 1959 (age 58)
Sarasota, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Warren Harding
(Bridgeport, Connecticut)
College Wisconsin (1977–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career 1980–1998
Position Guard
Number 1, 14
Career history
19801981 Washington Bullets
19811983 Atlanta Hawks
1983–1984 Ohio Mixers
1983 Atlanta Hawks
1984 Philadelphia 76ers
1984–1985 Chicago Bulls
1985–1986 San Antonio Spurs
19861988 Los Angeles Lakers
1988–1989 Tulsa Fast Breakers
1989 Ranger Varese
1990 Atlanta Hawks
1991 Atlanta Eagles
1991 Ginebra San Miguel
1992–1993 Rapid City Thrillers
1993–1994 Rochester Renegade
1994–1995 Fort Wayne Fury
1995 Florida Sharks
1995 Atlanta Trojans
1995 Memphis Fire
1996 Atlanta Trojans
1996 COC-Ribeirão Preto
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,654 (7.9 ppg)
Rebounds 626 (1.3 rpg)
Assists 1,955 (4.2 apg)
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.

Basketball career[edit]

Matthews graduated from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1977. A 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) point guard at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he was selected by the Washington Bullets with the 14th pick of the 1980 NBA draft. He played nine seasons in the league with the Bullets, Atlanta Hawks (two stints), Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers. Averaging eight points and four assists per game, he scored 3,654 career points and earned NBA Championship rings with the 1987 and 1988 Lakers).

Matthews retired from professional basketball in 1996. Besides his NBA stints, he also played in the United States Basketball League, in 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.

He had a stint in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), winning the best import award in 1991 for Ginebra San Miguel.


Matthews' son, Wesley, also a basketball guard, played for Marquette University,[1] and has appeared professionally for the Utah Jazz, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Dallas Mavericks since being undrafted in 2009.


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