Matthew Dellavedova

Australian Professional Basketball Player

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Matthew Dellavedova is a professional australian basketball player. He plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA or National Basketball Association. He played basketball for Saint Mary's college of California.

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Early Life

Matthew Dellavedova grew up with his sisters Yana and Ingrid Dellavedova. His fathers name was Mark and his mothers name was Leanne. His father grew up playing australian rules football, while his mother grew up playing netball which in many ways is like basketball. He started playing basketball when he was 4 years old. He went to Maryborough Regional College. He played for the Maryborough Blazers and the Bendigo Braves. He played australlian football and kicked a total of 32 goals in 26 games between 1999-2001. He stopped playing so he could put more effort into playing basketball. In the year 2007 he moved to Caberra go to school at the Australian Institute of Sport where he spent 3 years playing in the South East Australian Basketball Leauge. He went to Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California and played 4 seasons of basketball. Both of his sisters play basketball as well.

College Career

Matthew graduated Saint Mary's with a degree in psychology. In 2014, the #4 jersey was retired, which was a very big compliment. In 2012-2013 Matthew was a senior class finalist. He finished his college career as Saint Mary's all leader in scoring, assists, three-point shots, games played, and free throw percentage.

Professional Career

Matthew went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft. He joined the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Summer League. On September 12th 2013, he signed a 2 year contract that was worth $1.3 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On November 9th 2014, he had to sit out with a sprained knee for 4 to 6 weeks. He sprained his knee in the 4th quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 4th. On February 11 2015, he was selected to participate in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.