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  Matt Read
Matt Read

Player Profile

Weatherford, Texas

Last College:
Collin County Community College

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 230



Transferred from Collin County Community College.

Prior to Utah
Collin County Community College (2008-09)
Transferred to Collin County Community College after redshirting the 2007-08 season at UTA ... started all 32 games, helping lead the Cougars to the 2008-09 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) championship ... Collin County also finished the year ranked No. 16 in the NJCAA national rankings ... was the team's leading rebounder with 7.9 boards per game, and third-leading scorer (12.1 ppg) ... registered 53 assists ... was named first-team all-conference and earned NJCAA Academic All-America honors.

University of Texas - Arlington (2006-07)
Appeared in 28 games as a freshman, making seven starts ... was the starting center during the Mavs' five-game winning streak ... scoring in double-figures with 11 points in win over Austin College (Jan. 30) ... made 44.4 percent from field during five-game winning streak (12 of 27) ... finished the season averaging 2.7 points in 9.7 minutes per game ... pulled down 57 total rebounds, including 10 on the offensive glass.

High School
A two-year letterwinner at Weatherford High School...named first-team all-district, academic all-district, academic all-state and a McDonald's All-American Nominee his senior season...named to the All-Tournament team Hobbs, N.M. Holiday Tournament (senior) and the Waxahachie Tournament (junior & senior)...named second-team all-district, academic all-district and led the district in rebounding his junior season...graduated cum laude with a 4.26 GPA...named a Texas Scholar, graduated in the Top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the National Honor Society all four years...selected as the Rotary Club Student of the Month and won the Optimist Club Young Texan Award... played summer ball with Trey Parker on the Dallas Mustangs AAU team...ranked 86th by Tim Onkst's Texas Roundball Magazine.

Born July 31, 1987, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ... son of Rande and Karen Read...father, Rande, lettered four seasons in basketball at the Air Force Academy...majoring in sports management.

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