Matthew Patrick Maloney (born December 6, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player.
|Born||December 6, 1971|
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Haddonfield Memorial|
(Haddonfield, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||1995 / Undrafted|
|1995–1996||Grand Rapids Mackers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points per game||7.4|
|Rebounds per game||1.7|
|Assists per game||2.9|
During Maloney's three seasons as a Penn Quaker, the team went 42-0 in the Ivy League with him as a starting guard, including three Ivy League championships and subsequently three bids to the NCAA tournament. The Penn Quakers went 69-14 during Maloney's career. He was also a three-time first-team All-Ivy selection, and was the Ivy League's Player of the Year his senior season.
Maloney holds several Quaker records, including a 37-point game (sophomore year vs. American; tied for fourth-best single game scoring performance in program history), 91 three-pointers made in single season (second all-time, '92-'93), 44.4% three-pointer field goal percentage (fifth all-time, '92-'93), 89.7% free throw percentage (61 of 68, first all time, '93-'94), and 62 steals in a single season (fourth all time, '93-'94).
He is notable for his rookie season when the two players in front of him on the depth chart had season ending injuries and Maloney was able to start all 82 regular season games at point guard for a Rockets squad with future Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, and Hakeem Olajuwon. The club won 57 games, eventually losing to the Utah Jazz in six games in the Western Conference Finals.
Maloney's father, Jim, a longtime assistant coach for John Chaney at Temple University, died only months before Maloney began playing for his first NBA team. During his career he appeared in 21 playoff games and scored a total of 177 points, achieving a career-high 26 points twice during the 1997 playoffs.
- Matt Maloney Named to Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame
- Maloney expects to sign with Houston Archived September 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine; Daily Pennsylvanian, September 5, 1996