Former Madison Memorial standout basketball player Wesley Matthews will be one of six Marquette University athletes inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame.
Matthews, who also twice played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, attended Marquette from 2006-2009 and ranks among the top 10 in five career categories including scoring. He helped the Golden Eagles to 94 wins, four NCAA tournament appearances and was named All-Big East Second Team as a senior. One of the top free throw shooters at Marquette, he ranks second in both free throws made (549) and attempted (687).
Matthews will be inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame in early 2024 prior to a home men’s basketball game (that has yet to be announced) along with five other athletes in five different sports including Ryan McNamara (Men’s Lacrosse), Terri Mitchell (Women’s Basketball Head Coach), Tyler O’Brien (Men’s Track & Field), Morgan Proffitt (Women’s Soccer) and Christine (Spindler) Jurss (Women’s Track & Field).
“It’s an honor to recognize another group of tremendous student-athletes and coaches,” M Club President Jim Packee said in a press release. “This year’s group spans numerous eras of success and is well deserving of its induction into the Hall of Fame. On behalf of the entire M Club, thank you for all you have done.”
Matthews is the son of former NBA player Wes Matthews, who played point guard for the Wisconsin Badgers. Matthews’ 14-year NBA career will continue next season with the Atlanta Hawks. He has scored more than 11,000 career points, which is the third most of any Marquette University player behind Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder.