Matthew Dellavedova #4 jersey was just the second jersey ever retired by St. Mary’s University
Date of Birth
Junior Basketball Association
Matthew Dellavedova had perhaps the most unlikely NBA rookie season an Australian has ever had.
He became the first undrafted Australian rookie to start an NBA regular season game.
Despite being looked over by all 30 teams in the 2013 NBA draft through sheer heart and determination Dellavedova was bale to make the Cleveland Cavaliers roster after a strong summer league performance and within 6 games had become a starting guard in the NBA.
Before landing in the NBA carved out a superb collegiate career at St Mary’s where he finished his career ranked first all time for the Gaels in points, assists, minutes played, three pointers made and attempted, free throw percentage, games played, starts and perhaps most impressively wins (Dellavedova registered an impressive 105-28 record in games he started for the Gaels).
Player Trivia: Matthew Dellavedova signed a two-year, $1.3 million dollar contract as a rookie which made him one of the lowest paid players in the NBA in 2013/14.
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