Men's Basketball


12   Matt Pennie
Matt Pennie

Graduate Student

Hanson, MA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 210



FORD ON PENNIE: "Matt is a constant leader on our team, which is why he has been named a team captain. He is somebody that works everyday to make every play better and he is just a huge asset to the basketball team in many different ways. Matt has done a great job for us since making the move from a team manager to a walk-on practice team player. His size really helps us in terms of depth in the front court. He is a hard-working decidated individual who understands his role and cherishes it."

• Saw two minutes of play in game against CCSU (12/22).

AS A SENIOR IN 2006-07: Played in seven games as a reserve forward ... Scored total of six points ...Drew first career start on Senior Night against La Salle (2/28), played career-best five minutes ... Scored two points and had two rebounds against St. Bonaventure (2/21) ... Saw action against Rhode Island (2/8) in CSTV game ... Saw a late minute of action against Central Connecticut State (12/9) ... Played final two minutes at Jacksonville State (11/25) ... Hit a bucket along with two rebounds against Northeastern (11/19) in Colonial Classic at Pittsburgh ... Played three minutes in season opener, hitting a field goal in win over Dartmouth (11/11).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005-06: Earned a walk-on spot on the roster ... Played in two games, Savannah State (11/28) and Temple (1/21) ... Hit a memorable 3-pointer as time expired in the win over Temple in a game televised on ESPN.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004-05: Served as a team manager for the Minutemen.

BEFORE UMASS: Played high school basketball at Whitman-Hanson High School in Hanson, Mass ... Averaged 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists as a senior for the Panthers

PERSONAL: Matthew Stephen Pennie ... Born March 27, 1985 in Stoughton Mass. ... Son of Steve and Mary Pennie ... Brother of Kelly (15) ... Graduated with a degree in Sport Management in May 2007 ... Currently pursuring a Master's in Secondary Education after being accepted into UMass as a graduate student ... Third member of his family to play at UMass, aunts Martha and Julie Ready played basketball.


Year	GP	GS	Min	Avg	FG	FGA	Pct	3FG	FGA	Pct	FT	FTA	Pct	Off	Def	Tot	Avg	PF	FO	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	Pts	Avg
2005-06	2	0	4	2.0	1	2	.500	1	1	1.000	0	0	.000	2	0	2	1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	1.5
2006-07	7	1	17	2.4	3	8	.375	0	4	.000	0	0	.000	2	3	5	0.7	1	0	1	1	0	0	6	0.9
2007-08	1	0	2	2.0	0	0	.000	0	0	.000	0	0	.000	0	0	0	0.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0

Pennie's Career Highs

Category		#	Opponent, Date
Points		3	Temple, 1/28/06
Field Goals	1	four times, last vs. St. Bonaventure, 2/21/07
Field Goals Att.	2	three times, last vs. La Salle, 2/28/07
3-Point FG	1	Temple, 1/28/06
3-Point FG Att.	1	St. Bonaventure, 2/21/07
Rebounds		2	St. Bonaventure, 2/21/07
		2	vs. Northeastern, 11/19/06
Assists		1	La Salle, 2/28/07
Minutes		5	La Salle, 2/28/07

Nickname: Google, Half-Manager Half-Amazin Best Concert I Ever Attended: Dave Matthews Band at Fenway Park Best Sporting Event I Ever Attended: 1999 MLB All Star Game at Fenway Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld and the Simpsons Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Bob Behler Favorite Pro Sports Team: Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors Pro Sports Team I Would Like To Play For: Red Sox Childhood Idol: My dad Best Player I Ever Faced: Matt Bonner Toughest Place I Ever Played: Rupp Arena My Biggest Fear: Tardiness Most Famous Person I Ever Met: Jay-Z Person I'd Like To Have Dinner With: My mom My Most Prized Possession: My family Best Part About Living In Amherst: Antonio's Best Moment at UMass: Graduating My First Memory of Basketball: Being in the Boston Garden I Wear My Jersey Number Because: It is what Tim gave me My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Beating Louisville If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Mario Kart Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My Parents My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Impersonations Most People Don't Know This But: I wrote Coach Calipari when I was ten asking to play for UMass when I was old enough, also I am the third person in my family to Play at UMass (joining aunts Martha & Julie Ready)

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