Wes Matthews

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Wes Matthews
Personal information
Born (1959-08-24) August 24, 1959 (age 60)
Sarasota, Florida
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolWarren Harding
(Bridgeport, Connecticut)
CollegeWisconsin (1977–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1980–1998
Number1, 14
Career history
19801981Washington Bullets
19811983Atlanta Hawks
1983–1984Ohio Mixers
1983Atlanta Hawks
1984Philadelphia 76ers
1984–1985Chicago Bulls
1985–1986San Antonio Spurs
19861988Los Angeles Lakers
1988–1989Tulsa Fast Breakers
1989Ranger Varese
1990Atlanta Hawks
1991Atlanta Eagles
1991Ginebra San Miguel
1992–1993Rapid City Thrillers
1993–1994Rochester Renegade
1994–1995Fort Wayne Fury
1995Florida Sharks
1995Atlanta Trojans
1995Memphis Fire
1996Atlanta Trojans
1996COC-Ribeirão Preto
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,654 (7.9 ppg)
Rebounds626 (1.3 rpg)
Assists1,955 (4.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Wesley Joel Matthews Sr. (born August 24, 1959) is an American former professional 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, the Dallas Mavericks, the New York Knicks, and the Indiana Pacers since being undrafted in 2009.


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