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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st - 2012 YouYi Games (Perth, Australia)
  • 2nd round - 2012 NCAA Tournament (California, USA)
  • 1st - 2011 Oceania Championships (Australia)
  • 2nd - 2011 International Series v Spain (Murcia/Valencia, Spain)
  • 2nd - 2011 London Olympic Test Event (London, Great Britain)
  • 2nd - 2011 Boris Stankovic Cup (Haining, China)

Career Highlights

  • Captaining Australia to 4th place at U/19 World Championships in New Zealand
  • NCAA 'Sweet 16' with Saint Mary's College in 2010
  • Winning the junior National Championships with Victoria in 2005 (U/16) and 2008 (U/20)

Interesting Facts

  • Matthew Dellavedova is one of the top foreign prospects in the USA college system playing for Patty Mills' former team St Mary's Gaels and will make his Olympic debut in London.
  • The 6'3" guard begun at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2007 where he would spend the next three seasons. During his time at the institute he made his debut for the Boomers and captained the Australian U/19 team at the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Zealand.
  • He has since taken on some of the best in the world lining up against China and Spain at the London Olympic Test Event where Australia finished second behind France.
  • He was a part of the Australian team that took out the 2011 Oceania Championships to send the Boomers to the Olympic Games after sweeping New Zealand 3-0.
  • Dellavedova is steadily writing his name into the record books of his college team. He is the school's all-time leader in career assists with 545, second in career three-pointers, with 202, and in attempted three-pointers, with 536. He also holds an impressive 77-21 record as a starter for the team and will look to track down fellow Australian Daniel Kickert's school scoring record of 1874 (he currently ninth sits on 1380 points).

Sport

Years on national team

3

Coach

Brett Brown (2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Saint Mary's College, Moraga, United States

Secondary Training Base

Maryborough, Australia

Club

Maryborough Blazers (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

404 Marybrough Primary School, (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Maryborough Regional College (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Psychology - Saint Mary's College of California (2009 - )


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