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Matt Wheaton
Matt Wheaton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Katy, Texas

High School:
Mayde Creek

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
11/19/1985

Experience:
3L


TULANE - A three-year letterwinner and returning starter who has played in 83 career games with 46 starts . . . career averages include 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

AS A JUNIOR (2006-07) - Started 21 of 30 games and averaged 4.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 20.3 minutes per game . . . connected on 44.4 percent of his three-point field goal attempts (16-36) . . . accounted for two game-winning shots, including a three-pointer with 10.7 seconds remaining against UAB (3/3), which wrapped up a fourth-place finish and a first-round bye in the Conference USA Tournament . . . his first game-winner came at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff when he scored a season-high 10 points and hit the game-winner when he rebounded a missed shot and banked in a jumper with one second remaining . . . finished 2-of-2 from the field, including a three-pointer, for eight points and added seven rebounds at Richmond (12/28) . . . played a season-high 31 minutes at Rice (1/10) and finished with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists . . . finished with nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds at East Carolina (1/17) . . . chipped in nine rebounds vs. Rice (1/27) . . . recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Houston (2/21).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005-06) - Started 19 of 26 games . . . suffered a high-ankle sprain one minute into the Memphis game (2/18) and missed three games before playing three minutes against Marshall (3/8) and nine vs. Memphis (3/9) . . . collected seven points and season-bests of eight rebounds and four assists against Loyola (2/7) . . . tallied five points with seven rebounds and a career-best two blocks in the Marshall win (2/4) . . . led the Wave with 11 points in the loss to Houston (1/25) . . . scored seven points (five in the second half) in a career-high 33 minutes in the Wave's win over East Carolina (1/21) . . . had his fourth double-figure scoring game of his career with 12 points against Southern Miss (1/11) . . . scored nine points with four boards and three assists against Savannah State (1/7) . . . had 36 points in a four-game stretch following his career-best 13-point, 6-rebound performance against Richmond (12/27) . . . registered nine points against St. Edward's (12/19), including the game-tying bucket to force overtime . . . played 22 minutes against TCU (12/7), scoring seven points, including a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left to make it 56-52 and ice the victory . . . in the opener against UNO (11/22), tallied six points with six rebounds in 25 minutes of action.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05) - Started 21 of 30 games and averaged 17.9 minutes over the last 16 regular-season games . . . started six straight games before coming off the bench on Senior Day . . . matched his season-high with 11 points to go with four rebounds against Charlotte (2/19) . . . made his first career start against Southern Miss (2/9) and scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists and two steals . . . scored nine points (perfect 3-for-3 from three) against USF (2/5) . . . recorded five points with five rebounds in 28 minutes against Louisville (1/29) . . . scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds at Houston (1/26) . . . registered season-bests of 11 points and 28 minutes against DePaul (1/15) . . . connected on his only shot, a three-pointer, in his collegiate debut against LSU (11/19).

HIGH SCHOOL - A versatile defensive player with excellent scoring ability for Coach O'Jay Heil at Mayde Creek high School . . . a four-time all-district selection and an all-state choice as a senior when he led his team to a second-place finish and its first postseason action in eight years . . . tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game as a senior . . . averaged 18 points per game as a junior, earning first team all-district honors while leading his squad to a fourth-place finish . . . had a career-high 39-point performance during his junior season.

PERSONAL - A digital design major . . . born November 19, 1985, in Katy, Texas . . . the son of Lonnie and Aneice Wheaton . . . his older sister, Kendra, played volleyball at UT-San Antonio.

Wheaton's Career Highs

Points
13 vs. Richmond (12/27/05)
Rebounds
11 at East Carolina (1/17/07)
Assists
4 vs. two opponents
Three Pointers
3 vs. three opponents
Free Throws
7 at Houston (2/21/07)
Steals
3 vs. two opponents
Blocks
2 vs. two opponents
Minutes
33 vs. two opponents
Wheaton's Career Statistics
Year	G-GS	Min-Avg	FG-A	Pct.	3FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	O-D-Reb	Avg.	PF-D	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	TP	Avg.
2004-05	27-6	349-12.9	27-81	.333	19-55	.345	11-20	.550	19-37-56	2.1	40-0	14	31	5	9	84	3.1
2005-06	26-19	493-19.0	44-98	.449	14-43	.326	39-52	.750	23-45-68	2.6	67-2	15	36	8	7	141	5.4
2006-07	30-21	609-20.3	42-101	.416	16-36	.444	36-55	.655	35-76-111	3.7	63-1	34	28	8	18	136	4.5
Career	83-46	1451-17.5	113-280	.403	49-134	.370	86-127	.677	77-158-235	2.8	170-3	63	95	21	34	361	4.3