Matt Dellavedova will make his second appearance at an Olympic Games having lined up in the green and gold at the London 2012 Games where Australia finished 7th. He averaged 7.3 points and 4.5 assists in just over 28 minutes per game.
Dellavedova enjoyed a sensational college career for the Saint Marys Gaels, breaking the side’s all-time scoring and assists records, before going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft. He soon signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who he would go on to spend three seasons with.
After limited game time to kick off his NBA career, Dellavedova grew into an integral part of the star-studded Cavaliers side which featured the likes of Team USA London 2012 gold medallists LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. He helped the side to the 2015 NBA Finals series where the side went down to Dellavedova’s Aussie teammate Andrew Bogut’s Golden State Warriors.
The country Victorian returned home to help Australia qualify for Rio 2016 by winning the 2015 Oceania Championships. He then averaged a career high 7.5 points in the 2015-16 NBA regular season as the team topped the Eastern Conference standings for the second year running. The side would go on to turn the tables on Bogut’s Warriors as they won the NBA Championship in seven games. Soon after Dellavedova signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Maryborough, VIC, Australia
Maryborough, VIC, Australia
- 2012 London - 7th (basketball)
- Won 4-3 – 2016 NBA Finals: Playing for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors (Cleveland & Oakland, USA)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne & Wellington)
- Lost 4-2 – 2015 NBA Finals: Playing for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors (Cleveland & Oakland, USA)
- 12th – 2014 World Cup (Spain)
- 1st – 2013 Oceania Championships (Canberra & Auckland)
- Captaining Australia to 4th place at U/19 World Championships in New Zealand
- Conference championship at Saint Mary's (WCC 2010, 2012)
- Competing at the London 2012 Olympics and winning the NBA Championship 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- 404 Marybrough Primary School, (VIC, Australia)
- Maryborough Regional College (VIC, Australia)
- Bachelor of Psychology - Saint Mary's College of California (2009 - 2013)
Andrej Lemanis (2013- current)
Milwaukee Bucks, NBA
AIS 2007-2009 Saint Mary's College of California 2009-2013
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Avocado on toast
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- Jack Johnson
- Personal Motto
- Fortune favours the brave.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Mini Golf
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Table tennis
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freeman 2000 Olympics
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Why this sport?
- I love the team aspect and you can always get improve at some part of the game