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Newsandevents: FAMOUS FACES - MATTHEW KNIGHT

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FAMOUS FACES - MATTHEW KNIGHT

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Matthew Knight attended Smithton High School in 1997 and 1998, before moving to Burnie.

A willing participant in school carnivals, he received merit certificates for his contribution to sport, was named house... swimming champion and represented Smithton at Inter-High carnivals.

Matthew also played inter-town basketball in both the under 13 and 15 age teams. He represented North West Tasmania in the U14 national championships, U16, where he was named captain of this team, under 18 and under 20.

After being awarded a basketball scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra in 2003, he was selected into the Australian Emu’s basketball team to play in the World U19 Championships in Greece, where they won the gold medal.

After receiving an athletic scholarship, Matthew played basketball at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, California from 2003-2007. During his four years there, he was named in the West Coast Conference All Star first team in 2006 and 2007 and was in the top ten for rebounds in LMU history.

He studied elementary school teaching at college and graduated with a degree in liberal studies.
Returning to Australia in 2008, he joined the West Sydney Razorbacks and Sydney Spirit in the National Basketball League (NBL). There he was awarded runner-up MVP and most improved in the league in 2009. He then took up a contract to play for Sopron in Hungary.

In 2009, Matthew made the Australian basketball team the Boomers, to play a tournament in China.

Matthew is currently living in Perth, Western Australia playing for the Perth Wildcats in the National Basketball League. He is continuing his studies to achieve his Diploma of Teaching.

In 2013, Matthew was named in the NBL All Star 1st Five Team. He was a member of the Perth Wildcats team that won the NBL Grand Final in 2014.

Matthew has a six month old daughter Mia with his partner, Sherelle, and plans to be married this September.

 

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