24 Matthew Wright
24 Matthew Wright
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Martingrove Collegiate Institute
Position: G

Career Stats

As A Senior (2013-14) | Game-By-Game Stats
Finished his stellar career with 1,037 points, making Wright only the 40th player in school history to reach 1,000 points ... finished sixth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 16.3 points per game ... led the A-10 in free throw percentage at .861 ... also ranked 10th in the A-10 in assists (3.2), seventh in three-point field goals (2.1 per game), and sixth in minutes per game (34.9) ... scored 20 points or more 12 times and reached double figures in 24 games ... sparked the upset win over Saint Louis in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament (March 14) with 22 points as he went 5-8 from long distance ... scored a career-high 32 points in win over Southern Illinois in the Gulf Coast Showcase (Nov. 25) ... set a personal best for points against an A-10 opponent with 27 in a Senior Day loss to Saint Joseph's (March 1) ... scored 24 points to lead the Bonnies to a road win at George Mason (Feb. 15) ... scored 23 points in a home win over Delaware (Dec. 30) ... led the Bonnies past archrival Canisius (Nov. 16) with 27 points ... recorded the only double-double of his career in the win over Abilene Christian (Nov. 11), 15 points and 10 rebounds.

As A Junior (2012-13) | Game-By-Game Stats
Played in 26 games and started 21 as he battled a torn plantar fascia in his left foot … finished fourth on the team and will start the 2013-14 season as the team’s leading returning scorer after averaging 7.3 points game … after shooting just 17.6 percent (6-34) from 3-point range during the non-conference schedule, went 42.1 percent (16-38) from the 3-point line in Atlantic 10 Conference action to rank ninth in the league … scored a career-high 22 points on 4-4 3-point shooting to help lead the Bonnies to their first-ever win at Temple in 31 tries (Jan. 19) … followed that performance up with a second straight game of four made 3’s (4-6) at Saint Joseph’s (Jan. 23) as part of an 18-point night to lead SBU to a pair of wins in Philadelphia in the same season for just the second time in program history … it was just the third back-to-back double-figure point games of his career … logged his second career 20+ point game against Charlotte (March 2) with 20 points … scored in the double-figures for the ninth time … shot 3-4 from beyond the arc and went 5-5 from the free-throw line ... made his first start since Jan. 26 vs. Massachusetts on Feb. 20 … played 26 minutes against Rhode Island Feb. 9 for the first time since Jan. 26 as he recovered from the plantar fascia injury… did not play versus Duquesne (Feb. 2) with a left foot injury … dropped in 10 points and issued three assists and no turnovers against VCU (Jan. 12) ... scored a team-high 12 points at Colorado State (Jan. 5) to lead SBU in scoring for just the second time in his career ... tied a then-season high with 13 points and set a career high by connecting on 7-8 free throw attempts against Arkansas State on Dec. 8 … had the game-winning play by stealing the ball and going coast-to-coast to convert a lay-up against Buffalo (Dec. 1) with just 24 seconds left to give the Bonnies the winning points; also tied a career high by pulling down seven rebounds against the Bulls … tied a season-high by dishing out five assists and set a season-best mark by recording three steals opposite Niagara (Nov. 24) … tied a then-career high with six made field goals opposite Canisius (Nov. 17) … went 6-6 from inside the arc but 0-4 beyond it ... notched seven points, a game-high five assists and two steals against Cornell (Nov. 14) ... posted 13 points, five rebounds and two assists against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 9) in the season opener.

As A Sophomore (2011-12) | Game-By-Game Stats
Appeared in 32 games, making 18 starts ... led the team in assists (90) and steals (30) ... shot 77.8 percent (28-36) on free throws ... averaged 6.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... POSTSEASON: dished out five assists compared to one turnover in a victory over Xavier (March 11) for the A-10 championship ... REGULAR SEASON: hit all three of his triples in the second half or overtime to help the Bonnies overcome four- and six-point deficits with under a minute to play in the signature win over Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 29) ... knocked down three treys en route to 13 points at Charlotte (Feb. 25) ... poured in a trio of 3-pointers en route to 10 poinits in 15 minutes off the bench at Fordham (Feb. 22) ... recorded three steals and led SBU with five steals versus UMass (Feb. 8) ... distributed three assists with just one turnover, while scoring seven points opposite Richmond (Jan. 28) ... blocked a career-high three shots at Rhode Island (Jan. 25), inlcuding a 3-pointer in overtime ... tallied 13 points in the first half against Fordham (Jan. 21), and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the line ... four assists against Duquesne (Jan. 7) tied for a team-high ... passed out a game-high five assists and made a career-best five free throws against GW (Jan.4) to open conference play... tallied a career-high four steals in the win over Niagara (Dec. 30), helping SBU complete its first ever sweep of the Big Four ... converted four of his seven 3-point attempts en route to 15 points in the win over Saint Francis (Pa.) (Dec. 23) ... also recorded three assists with no turnovers versus the Red Flash ... passed out three assists and had no turnovers opposite NC State (Dec. 20) in Rochester ... bombed a trio of 3-pointers to finish with nine points in a career-high 36 minutes against Loyola (Md.) (Dec. 18) ... tallied 16 points in the Bonnies’ win over Canisius (Dec. 18) and doled out four assists ... earned his first career start in a victory at Buffalo (Dec. 3) ... handed out six assists and scored 10 points ... upped his career high to 30 minutes, while scoring nine points off the bench, at Siena (Nov. 21) ... played 29 minutes off the bench in the Bonnies loss at Cleveland State (Nov. 18) ... hauled in a career-high seven rebounds while dishing out five assists in season-opening win opposite Cornell (Nov. 11) ... tallied 11 of his 13 points in the second half as SBU stretched a two-point lead into a 21-point victory.

As A Freshman (2010-11) | Game-By-Game Stats
Appeared in all 31 games for the Bonnies ... averaged 4.7 ppg and 1.9 rpg ... named A-10 Rookie of the Week Jan. 24 after scoring 10 and 18 against Xavier and George Washington, respectively ... fourth on the team with 1.6 apg and second on the team in steals with 25 (0.81 spg) ... scored a career-high 18 points in a 62-49 win at George Washington (Jan. 22) ... was fifth on team in scoring during Atlantic 10 play with 6.9 ppg, and led team in three-point shooting during conference play (.426) ... started his career 1-for-21 from 3-point range, but made 25 of his next 61 attempts (40.9 percent) to close out the year.

High School

Played five seasons of basketball at Martingrove under coach Shawn Gray ... helped the team to a 34-9 record and the Toronto District School Board Triple-A title ... averaged 23 points, seven assists and three steals per game as a senior ... scored 25 or more points 10 times in his final season ... poured in 38 points in three quarters of action in his final home game ... named to the Toronto Star's "Starting Five" as one of the top five players in the greater Toronto area in the class of 2010 ... coached by Shawn Gray at Martingrove and called him the "best perimeter shooter I have ever coached."

Personal
Son of Chris and Ofelia Wright ... history major.

In the News
Mar. 1, 2012: Wright's Shot Delivers Bona
Jan. 9, 2012: All in a Day’s Work for St. Bonaventure’s Matthew Wright
Jan. 28, 2011: Wright's Game Comes Along Nicely
Mar. 23, 2010: Toronto Star High School Basketball All-Stars