Player Profile

Matt Knight


2015/16: Matt Knight’s value to the Wildcats in 2015/16 cannot be understated. With a variety of injuries impacting the starting line-up, Knight persevered through a serious shoulder injury of his own to offer a consistent presence as the team’s starting power forward. Knight played in 33 of a possible 34 games, starting in each of his appearances, and battled tirelessly throughout the season on his way to being named in the All-NBL Second Team. Enjoying his time at the four spot, Knight averaged 11.5 points and 7.91 rebounds per game, accumulating eight double-doubles and providing several key performances throughout the season.

Career: Matt Knight is a product of Tasmanian basketball and was a part of Australia’s under-20 World Championship winning team before studying at Loyola Marymount University in the United States. Following college, he returned to Australia to play for the West Sydney Razorbacks, which then became the Sydney Spirit. Knight played for one season in Hungary in 2009/10 before being signed by the Perth Wildcats, where he played in the 2012 and 2013 Grand Finals, before his crucial role in the 2014 and 2016 championship teams.

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