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4 Matthew Dellavedova

Dellavedova Career-Highs
Points: 32 vs. Drexel, 11/22/12
Rebounds: 8 at Gonzaga, 2/11/10
FG Made: 11 at Santa Clara, 1/21/12
FG Attempts: 21 vs. Gonzaga, 3/5/12
3pt FG Made: 6 three times, last vs. Jackson State, 12/11/12
3pt FG Attempts: 12 twice, last vs. Gonzaga, 2/15/13
FT Made: 13 vs. St. John's, 1/15/10
FT Attempts: 14 vs. St. John's, 1/15/10
Assists: 12 vs. BYU, 12/29/11
Steals: 5 twice, last vs. Sonoma State, 11/10/12
Blocks: 2 vs. Pepperdine, 2/19/12
Mins. Played: 45 twice, last vs. San Diego, 3/9/13

Career Records: Ends his career as the school’s all-time leader in career points with 1,933, breaking Daniel Kickert’s (2002-06) record of 1,874 ... also the school's all-time leader in assists (778), 3-pointers made (288) and attempts (761), free throw percentage (.860), starts (133) and games played (136) ... registered an impressive 105-28 record as a starter ... finished career with four of the top 11 single-season assists performances, including a record 223 in 2012-13 ... set records for single-season games played (35) and started (35).

As a senior (2012-13):  A first-team all-WCC selection by league coaches for the third-straight year ... named the school's Male Athlete of the Year ... named to midseason watch lists for the James Naismith and John R. Wooden national player of the year awards ... selected among five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard ... a honorable mention All-America selection for the second-straight year by the Associated Press ... named to the USBWA and NABC All-District team for the second straight year ... a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, given for achievement on and off the court ...  chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America ® Men’s Basketball second-team (he heared first-team honors in 2012) ... earned WCC All-Academic Team honors for the third-straight year ... selected to 2013 Lou Henson All-America Team and was named the award's player of the year ... named to the all-International college basketball team by NetScouts Basketball ... earned the athletic department's George R. McKeon Award, given to the student-athlete who demonstrates excellece in athletics, academics and in the community ... named to the NABC Honors Court ... ... named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... led the West Coast Conference in assists (6.4) for the second-straight year ... named WCC's male Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... finished sixth in the WCC in scoring (15.8), third in free throw percentage (.852), second in 3-point field goals made per game (2.5), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (2.3) and second in minutes played (36.4) ... scored a career-high 32 points on 10 of 16 shooting in win over Drexel at the DIRECTV Classic ... scored 31 points in back-to-back efforts against Drake and Jackson State ... set the school mark for career 3-pointers made against Yale ... Added a chapter to his legendary career with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from just over half court in win over BYU ... play was named as ESPN SportsCenter's Play of the Day ...  Dellavedova's performance against BYU was named the athletic department's Male Individual Performance of the Year ... scored 18 points at BYU, 16 of which came in the second half ... surpassed Daniel Kickert’s all-time scoring record on a jumper with 3:53 left in the first half against Santa Clara ... scored 21 points in the game, his final in McKeon Pavilion ... scored 22 points to lead all scorers in NCAA Tournament first-round win over Middle Tennessee.

Summer, 2012: Played 16 total games and started all six games for the Australian National Team at the 2012 London Olympics ... helped lead the Boomers to the tournament quarterfinals with averages of 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game ... finished 12th among all Olympians in assists per game ... ranked third on the team and among the top-20 players in the Olympics in minutes played with an average of 28:30 per outing ... scored an Olympics-high 10 points to go with six rebounds and seven assists in a win over Group B winner Russia ... grabbed a tournament-best seven rebounds in the quarterfinal loss to Team USA ... also handed-out four assists and scored three points against the Americans ... made all eight free throw attempts at the Olympics ... a few of the notable NBA names he matched-up against in the Olympics include Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant with the USA, Tony Parker of France, Leandrinho Barbosa of Brazil and Jose Calderon of Spain ... youngest member of the 12-man Australian National Team ... team qualified for the Games during the summer of ‘11 with a series win over New Zealand ... has participated in various Australian national teams since 2008.

As a junior (2011-12): Started all 33 games and averaged a team-leading 15.5 points and a WCC-leading 6.4 assists per game ... second in the WCC in free throw percentage at .857 and played a league-leading 37.5 minutes per game ... WCC Player of the Year and first-team all-WCC selection ... named to watch list for the Naismith Award ... named a Final 5 selection for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard ... honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press and NetScouts Basketball ... also named all-district by the NABC ... selected to 2012 Lou Henson All-America Team ... became first Saint Mary’s men’s basketball player to earn first-team Academic All-America honors ... selected to the Capital One Academic All-District ® 8 and All-America Men’s Basketball Teams ... named to WCC All-Academic Team ... has a cumulative 3.61 grade point average in psychology ... named to USBWA All-District IX team ... named to the all-International college basketball team by NetScouts Basketball ... named to NABC Honors Court for academic excellence ... earned Tournament MVP honors at the WCC Championships after scoring 39 combined points in wins over San Francisco and Gonzaga ... WCC Player of the Month for January ... surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career during his 25-point effort against Eastern Washington ... set career-high with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting against San Francisco ... went 6-for-10 outside the 3-point arc against the Dons with six rebounds ... poured-in 26 points three days later with 26 points in home win over No. 21 Gonzaga ... went 10-of-16 from the field against the Bulldogs ... scored game-high 26 points in 93-77 win at Santa Clara ... registered first career double-double with 25 pts, 11 assists against Weber State in the final of the Shamrock Office Solutions Classic ... named to the Shamrock all-tournament team ... matched career-high with 25 points against Eastern Washington ... registered double-doubles with 18 pts, 12 assists in home win over BYU and 16/10 at home vs. Santa Clara.

Summer 2011:  During the summer prior to his junior year, played 12 games for the Australian National Team that competed in several summer events and the FIBA Oceana Championships against New Zealand, which serves as the region's qualifying event for the London Olympic Games ... averaged 8.8 points and 3.0 assists in 25 minutes per game at the Stankovic Cup in China ... led the Aussies to a 4-1 overall record at the London Basketball International Basketball Invitational with four-game averages of 9.0 points, 3.8 assists and 21 minutes ... second among all players in the event in assists per game ... scored highs of 12 against Serbia and 11 vs. Croatia ...  played twice against Spain (5.5 pts, 2.0 ast, 20 mins) ... played significant defensive role in 3-game Olympic qualifier against New Zealand (3.3 pts, 3.7 rebs, 3.3 ast, 19 mins).

As a sophomore (2010-11):  Moved into the school’s career record book in three-point field goals and assists in just two seasons ... registered top-10 season in 3-point field goals, 3-point attempts, free throw percentage, assists and minutes played ... played 1,199 minutes during the season, which ranked fourth on the single-season list at SMC ... named to WCC all-academic honor team ... named to the all-International college basketball team by NetScouts Basketball ... second in the WCC in assists and assist-turnover radio and third in free throw percentage ... first-team all-WCC selection ... named to the WCC All-Tournament team after scoring 21 points against Gonzaga in the final ... scored 21 points against Portland ... went 11-12 from the free throw line and grabbed five rebounds against the Pilots ... tied career-high with game-high 24 points against Gonzaga ... went 9-for-9 from the free throw line against the Bulldogs ... notched career-high five steals in win at Santa Clara ... scored 23 points against Loyola Marymount on 9-of-18 shooting and 4-of-6 from three-point range ... played all 40 minutes for fourth time in five games against the Lions ... snagged four steals at Vanderbilt, to go with game-high-tying 19 points in 40 minutes ... narrowly missed rare double-double in points/assists at Loyola Marymount (17 pts., 9 assts) ... named WCC co-Player of the Month for December ... recorded a career-high 24 points, shooting 9-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-10 from 3-point range in the win over Mississippi State ... six three-pointers against MSU set a career-best ... scored 23 points against UC Riverside, went 9-for-17 from the field, the nine made field goals set a career-high ... played all 40 minutes against No. 17 San Diego State, went 6-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range to finish with 15 points ... registered 18 points with five rebounds aginst PLNU, including 8-for-8 from the free throw line ... Went 13-of-14 from the free throw line and scored a 15 points against St. John’s ... After starting all 34 games as a freshman, he did not start the team’s first three games due to a previous hamstring injury.

As a freshman (2009-10): Earned honorable mention All-WCC honors and named to the WCC All-Freshman Team ... one of four players to start and all 34...averaged a team and WCC-high 36.4 minutes per game...averaged 12.1 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals, while shooting 39.0 percent from the field, 39.8 percent from 3-point land, and 85.0 percent from the free throw line...averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds in the 2010 WCC three NCAA Tournament games, he is averaged 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game...had 14 points in the win over No. seeded and ninth ranked Villanova...had 21 points, four assists, and two rebounds at Oregon (12/12/09), and was named the WCC Co-Player of the week on Dec. 14 following Oregon game...made his collegiate debut as a starter against New Mexico State (11/13/09), played 30 minutes, had 19 points, four assists, and was a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line...ranked first in WCC and 28th in the nation with a 86.8 free-throw percentage, making 79-of-91 shots from the free throw line on the season...ranks 21st in the country and first in WCC with a 2.5 assist-turnover ratio...had a career-high five 3-point field goals made against Cal Poly (11/23/09), Binghamton (12/29/09), and Loyola Marymount (1/30/10)...scored a career-high 23 points against Gonzaga (1/14/10), also had seven assists in that game...had a career-high nine assists against Santa Clara (1/10/10)...played a career-high 42 minutes against Portland (2/13/10), and played 40 minutes six times...made a career-high nine free throws in the season finale against Loyola Marymount (2/27/10)...averages 4.6 assists per game to rank fourth in WCC...ranks ninth in the WCC with 1.2 steals per game...ranks ninth in WCC with a 41.8 3-point field goal percentage and third with 2.3 3-point field goals made per game...opened the year making his first 25 free throws, which were most consecutive free throws to start a season by an SMC player...had 19 points, seven assists, and four rebounds against Vanderbilt (11/20/09)...scored in double figures in 20-of-29 games...his 363 points ranks as the third best freshman scoring season in school history.

Before Saint Mary's: Comes to Saint Mary's from the Australian Institute of Sport, where he played three season from 2007-09...during the 2008 season he competed in 18 games and averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) play...scored in double figures in 16 of the 18 games, with five 20-point 2009, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, in nine games in SEABL competition...during the summer of 2009, he was named to the Australian Boomers squad that competed in Australia's six-game tour of South Africa, a six-game tour of Stankovic Cun in China, and in the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand...prior to competing for the Boomers squad, he played in the 2009 U19 World Championships and averaged 10.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game for Australia...was a member of the Victorian club team that won a gold medal at the Australian U-20 Men's National Tournament in 2008, when he was the team's leading scorer, and second overall in the event, averaging 18.4 points per 2009 he helped his Victorian team to a bronze medal finish at the U20 Nationals...was selected to play for the U-20 Australian National Team the Emus in April of 2008...helped the Emus' capture bronze at the 2008 Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany, when he averaged 13.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, after scoring 20 against the USA team in the bronze medal game, and at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan...competed in the 2008 FIBA Oceania U-19 men's qualifier, helping Australia defeat New Zealand 3-0 in the series, averaging 10.7 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.7 rebounds in the three games...while competing for the Australian Institute of Sports, he captained the Australian U19 team at the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Zealand.

Personal: Born Matthew Dellavedova to Leanne and Mark Dellavedova in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia ... has two younger sisters named Yana and Ingrid ... psychology major.

Matthew Dellavedova Career Statistics (as of March 21, 2013)

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2009-10   34-34  1236  36.4  121  310  .390  74  186  .398  96  113  .850  34  85  119  3.5  76  153  67  40  412  12.1 
2010-11   34-31  1199  35.3  142  340  .418  68  181  .376  104  118  .881  37  86  123  3.6  70  180  80  42  456  13.4 
2011-12   33-33  1236  37.5  157  352  .446  60  169  .355  138  161  .857  19  90  109  3.3  57  212  96  28  512  15.5 
2012-13   35-35  1273  36.4  170  421  .404  86  225  .382  127  149  .852  23  95  118  3.4  61  223  99  40  553  15.8 
TOTAL  136-133  4944  36.4  590  1423  .415  288  761  .378  465  541  .860  113  356  469  3.4  264  768  342  150  1933  14.2 
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maryborough, Victoria, Australia (AIS)
Experience: 3 Letters
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