Men's Basketball

Knight Signs With Razorbacks

Matthew Knight
Matthew Knight

Aug. 9, 2007

Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 9) - Loyola Marymount's Matthew Knight signed a professional contract to play for the West Sydney Razorbacks in the upcoming National Basketball League season in Australia. The Burnie, Tasmania native played for Razorbacks coach Rob Beveridge on the World Champion Australian Under-20 team in 2003.

Knight was a two-time first-team All-West Coast Conference performer and finished his LMU career as one of the top players in program history. He finished his career with 1,466 points and 743 rebounds. He replaced Ed Bento (1959-62) for 10th all-time in scoring and Forrest McKenzie (1981-86) for 6th all-time in rebounds. Knight is just one of five players in LMU history to rank in the top-10 in both scoring and rebounds. He joins Jim Haderlein (1968-71), Hank Gathers (1987-90), Forrest McKenzie (1981-86), Mike Yoest (1984-88).

The four-year career of Knight was defined by the double-double. The Australian native earned his 25th double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Santa Clara on Jan. 27. Overall, he had two as a sophomore in 2004-05, then broke out for 17 in 2005-06. He has six this season for 25 total, replacing Ime Oduok for fifth all-time in LMU history. His 17 last year was the most since Hank Gathers had 26 in the 1988-89 season and ranks him seventh all-time for single season double-doubles. He didn't get the double-double against Boise State with nine rebounds but equaled a career-best with 32 points. Knight finished second in the WCC in scoring at 16.5 points per game and second in rebounds at 7.7.

For more on Knight's signing with the Razorbacks, go to: Sports.com.au.

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