Wesley Matthews

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Wesley Matthews
Wesley Matthews
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Nationality: American
Born: 10/14/1986
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Draft: undrafted
Drafted By: undrafted
College: Marquette
NBA Career: 2009 - present
Mavs Tenure: 2015 - present

Wesley Matthews (born July 14, 1986 in San Antonio, Texas) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks, a free agent, on July 9, 2015.

Matthews was 2005's Mr. Basketball as a senior at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin. He was also the Associated Press' Wisconsin Player of the Year that season.

Despite both his parents having been athletes at the University of Wisconsin, Matthews opted to attend Marquette University. Playing four seasons, his most successful season was his senior year (2008-2009) when he averaged 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while being named 2nd Team All-Big East. He left as the school's all-time leader in free throws made.

Despite being undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, Matthews played in two NBA Summer Leagues, the Orlando league with Utah and the Las Vegas league with Sacramento. He caught the eye of the Jazz who signed the 6'5 guard to a one year contract.

In his rookie campaign, he saw action in all 82 games averaging 9.4 points and taking over a starting role before the season ended.

On July 10, 2010, Matthews signed a five year deal with the Portland Trailblazers. Averaging double figures in each of his five seasons, he became a fan favorite with his most successful year coming in 2014-2015 when he averaged 16.4 ppg. He played in 250 consecutive games from 2009 through December of 2012. The next season, his last in Portland, started off extremely well before tearing his Achilles on January 17, 2015. Earlier that same night he had become the Trailblazers' all-time leader in 3-point field goals made.

While continuing to recover from the injury, Matthews signed a free agent contract with the Mavericks on July 9, 2015. He fought his way back and was able to start for Dallas in their season opener.

Matthews is the son of former NBA guard, and two-time World Champion, Wes Matthews.