Milwaukee Bucks: Greatest players to come from Wisconsin

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Milwaukee Bucks' Wesley Matthews
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Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews couldn’t have timed his own Wisconsin homecoming better than this 2019-20 season.

After stints with the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers, the Madison native made his return home last summer after signing a two-year, veteran minimum deal with a player option included for the 2020-21 season.

Not only did Matthews return to Wisconsin, but the move would serve as his return to the Milwaukee area where he became a standout contributor during his days playing at Marquette University from 2005 to 2009.

With his brand of physical, savvy defense and 3-point shooting, Matthews stepped in to fill the void in the Bucks’ starting lineup in the wake of the departure of Malcolm Brogdon in free agency. And he certainly stands as an inspiring story for all undrafted players to look towards, given his production and career longevity.

In his 62 appearances with the Bucks, Matthews has averaged 7.5 points on .397/.365/.762 shooting splits, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 24.7 minutes per contest.