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Matt Hallam

Nationality: Australian
Date of Birth: 1998-05-14


Height: 208cm / 6'10''
Weight: 109kg / 239.8lbs

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BIO

  • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

  • 2016 Buchanan Award for contributing to the School community

  • 2017 Hawthorn Magic U18(1) 4th in National Classic

  • 2018 Iowa Central CC Trained but DNP due to injury, 3.5 GPA

  • 2019 SD Mesa Dean’s List distinction for academic excellence

  • 2020 COVID season cancelled

  • 2021 Transferred to the University of California Dominican

  • 2021-23 Played 2 seasons and graduated from the University of California Dominican

HIGHLIGHTS

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KEY STRENGTHS

  • Matt is a true post player who uses his size and strength to score in the paint.

  • He rebounds at a high rate.

  • Excellent shot blocker.

  • Has good touch around the rim and a reliable mid-range shot

  • Does the intangibles on defense that don’t show up on the stat line, such as forcing misses and deterring the opposing teams from driving to the paint.

  • Skilled at setting/rolling and finishing off pick and rolls, and scoring on his man with his back to the basket.

  • Very aware of double teams and finding the open man.

  • Fast for his size in bursts and in transition.

  • Exceptionally hard worker, great teammate.

  • Highly coachable and able to take on constructive feedback.

  • Associate Head Coach at Dominican, マット・オカダ (Matt Okada): "In 11 years of coaching, I have never seen someone improve as much as Matt did, year-on-year."

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STATS & FILM

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2024: Dandendong Rangers (Australia-NBL1)

*IN SEASON* >> LINK for CURRENT STATS

2023-2024: BBG Herford (Germany-ProB):

1 game: 5.0PPG, 1.0RPG, 100.0%2FGP, 2.0APG, 1.0BPG
 

2022-2023: Dominican University of California (NCAA2):

22 games: 10.0 mpg, 2.1 ppg, 8.4 PER40, 50% fg, 75.0% ft, 2.4 rpg, 9.6 PER40, 0.5 blk

2021-2022: Dominican University of California (NCAA2):
5 games: 2.6 mpg, 0.4ppg, 6.2 PER40, 40% ft

2021: Hawthorn Magic (Big V):
7 games: 4.7ppg, 3.9rpg

2020-2021: College Season cancelled due to COVID

2019-2020: San Diego Mesa College (JUCO):
25 games: 3.6ppg, 3.4rpg

2018: Hawthorn Magic (Big V): 

2017: DME Academy (Prep School in Florida): 

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