Matt McKinney
Matt McKinney

Player Profile
Santa Ynez, CA

High School:
Santa Ynez

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 225



2005 -- Scored a career-high of 20.5 points vs. Stanford (4/2): recorded 15 kills (.462) and added seven total blocks (tied career-high), including four solo blocks ... Scored 18.5 points vs. CSN (4/7): 17 kills and three block assists ... Hit .400 vs. UCSB (4/9) with a line of 8-2-15 ... Recorded a career-high of 18 kills (.324) vs. LBS (4/14) and tied it the next night vs. UCSD, hitting .406 ...Played one game vs. Pep (5/7) in the NCAA championship.

(2004 Volleyball) -- Used his redshirt year in volleyball.

(2003-04 Basketball) -- Sat out the season with a foot injury.

2003 (Volleyball) -- Played 17 matches and started 14 ... Spiked a career-high of 16 kills vs. Hawaii (3/14) ... Recorded matches of 15 kills three times ... Against UCI (3/7), he established career highs for digs (10), total blocks (7) and aces (3).

2002-03 (Basketball) -- Redshirted the season.

High School -- Lettered in basketball under coaches Greg Zuffelato and Chris Avery, and in volleyball, under coach Chip Fenenga at Santa Ynez HS ... Three-year, All-League and All-County performer in basketball ... In 2002, he averaged 22.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocked shots and shot 51% from the field ... As a senior he had a career-high game of 38 points vs. Morro Bay ... In 2001, he averaged 20.2 points and 12.5 rebounds and recorded a triple-double (23 points/13 rebounds/10 blocks) at the Fillmore Holiday Tournament ... In 2000, he averaged 20.1 points and 11.4 rebounds and in his varsity debut, scored 27 points with 25 rebounds ... Santa Ynez's all-time scorer (1400) and rebounder (500) ... In volleyball, he played on four consecutive CIF Southern Section State Championship teams ... In 2002, Santa Ynez was rated the No. 1 team in the nation by Volleyball Magazine and he was a USA Junior National Team selection and MVP ... CIF Division IV Player of the Year as an outside hitter and middle blocker ... In 2001, he was a member of the USA Youth National Team, first-team All-American and won a silver medal at the Junior Nationals in Phoenix, AZ playing for the Los Angeles Athletic Club ... In 2000, he won a bronze medal on the LAAC team at the Junior Nationals in Reno, NV ... Was a member of the USA Youth National Volleyball team and an All-American ... As a freshman in 1999, playing for Club Santa Barbara, he won a silver medal at the Junior Nationals in New Orleans, LA.

Personal -- Full name is Matthew Thomas McKinney ... Born in Santa Monica ... Father and uncle played basketball at Tennessee Tech ... Uncle was offered by St. Louis Hawks and New York Knicks in 1962 ... According to Matt, "playing basketball at UCLA has been my dream since I was eight-years old. That's when I began attending Bruin games and getting John Wooden's autograph." ... Undeclared major with interests in sports communications.