|High School:||St. John's HS|
Started first four games of the season, playing 30 minutes in the opener while tallying seven points at Rutgers ... came back the next game and posted a season-high 10 points while going 3-of-4 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 at the line ... shot 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from the floor and 88.9 percent (8-of-9) at the charity stripe in the first three games combined ... blocked a pair of shots in the near-upset against San Francisco at the Great Alaska Shootout ... pitched in six points in the win versus host Alaska Anchorage ... at Colgate, hauled in a season-best seven rebounds in 27 minutes ... after that game, drilled five of his next seven field goals ... chipped in six points and six boards in the win over Longwood ... also had six points at Yale in 11 minutes of action.
Produced highest field goal percentage for the Big Green among players with at least 10 field goals ... pitched in five points and six rebounds in the narrow two-point loss at New Hampshire ... delivered exactly six points and four rebounds in three different games during December — at Vermont, Iowa State and Bucknell ... helped the Big Green put a scare into eventual Ivy co-champ Harvard in Cambridge with six points on 3-of-5 shooting and six rebounds while playing a season-high 25 minutes ... tallied nine points and eight rebounds (both season bests) at Leede Arena against Yale, plus pilfered a career-high three steals ... beginning with that game versus the Bulldogs, finished the season shooting 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from the floor ... hit all three of his field goals in the penultimate game against Princeton.
Chosen as the team’s Newcomer of the Year ... second on the team in rebounding ... led the Big Green in scoring twice and rebounds a team-best eight times ... named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Dec. 21 while averaging 10.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of games, including his first career double-double against Lehigh ... snared nine rebounds and blocked a season-high three shots in just second collegiate game versus George Mason ... made first career start against Loyola (Md.), scoring eight points in 23 minutes ... tallied a season-best 13 points at Quinnipiac ... enjoyed a solid game at Brown with 12 points in just 19 minutes while converting all four free throw attempts and hauling down six boards ... hit all three of his shots and scored seven points in the 48-44 win over Columbia ... liked playing the Bears, scoring 10 more points in just 13 minutes when Brown visited Leede Arena.
Four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for Robert Foley at St. John’s High ... scored over 1,000 points in his career ... McDonald’s All-America nominee ... selected as the Massachusetts Player of the Year as chosen by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association ... Worcester Telegram and Gazette 2009 Boys’ Basketball Athlete of the Year, and the paper’s Super Team All-Star in 2007, ’08 and ’09 ... helped St. John’s to Central Massachusetts Division 1 championship and state finalist with a 21-7 record as a junior ... repeated the championship and added the Division 1 State title the following year while going 21-3 ... chosen for Central Mass. Conference All-Star Team three times ... Boston Globe West All-Star Team as a junior ... pitched for the JV team as a freshman and sophomore ... MIAA Student Leader Ambassador ... National Honor Society ... National Merit Scholar.
Anthorpology major ... full name is Matthew Charles LaBove ... born Jan. 15, 1991 ... son of Charles and Pamela ... has one brother ... parents attended the University of Notre Dame ... tutored at a local elementary school throughout high school ... helped coach junior high basketball ... volunteered with Ginny’s Helping Hand, a local charity.
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