« Men’s Basketball 2009-10

Matthew Mullery

School

Brown University

Position
Forward
Major
Modern American History
PPG
14.9
RPG
6.0
APG
3.1

Classroom

Mullery has posted a 3.31 grade point average as a modern American history concentrator through his first three seasons at Brown.  He also tutors other Brown students in math and calculus.  He is currently doing an independent study on “Green,” looking at environmentally sustainable companies.  The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Mullery an Honors Court selection in 2008 for excellence in the classroom.

Character

According to Brown head men’s basketball coach Jesse Agel, “Matt is the ultimate college student-athlete.  While being a warrior on the court, Matt is genuine, compassionate and sincere in every facet of his life.  That combination is what we want in a player.  Simply put, Matt is a role model for our entire team.”  Mullery is the team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the team’s representative for the Brown Athletics Faculty-Liaison program.

Community

Mullery is a volunteer at the Fox Point Elementary School, going into the classroom to read to inner city children.  He is very involved with Special Olympics of Rhode Island. He organized a Special Olympics clinic at Brown on 1/13/10 which over 100 Special Olympians attended as well as a Special Olympics Day at a Brown basketball game Also, he has volunteered near his hometown at the Center for Children with Behavior Disorders in High Point, N.J. 

Competition

Last season, Mullery was an All-Ivy League selection as well as a NABC All-Region selection.  He established a new Brown record for blocked shots in a single season with 59 blocks for the year.  In addition, Mullery led the Ivy League in field goal percentage at 60.6 percent (fourth best in Brown history) and blocked shots per game with 2.1 blocks per game.  He ranks second in Brown history with 115 career blocked shots.  During the 2008-09 season, Mullery was the Ivy League’s fourth leading scorer with 16.1 points per game and posted a rare 20 point, 20 rebound double-double against Harvard, becoming the first Brown player in 35 years to score 20 points and pull down 20 rebounds in a game.  In addition, he recorded conventional double-doubles in two other contests during the year—against Dartmouth and Penn.  Mullery saw and average of 33.1 minutes of playing time every game, which was good for seventh in the Ivy League.  He scored 20 or more points eight times, including a career-high 27 points at Harvard on 13 of 16 shooting from the field.  Mullery missed just three field goals (24 of 27) in his last three games, including a perfect nine of nine shooting performance against Harvard. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week earlier this season and scored a career high 31 points vs. Sacred Heart. He is shooting 58 percent from the field, 19th best in the nation and second in the Ivy League. While leading the Ivy League in blocked shots he became Brown’s all-time career leader in blocked shots with 143 throughout his career and his six blocked shots vs. St. Francis tied his own school record.
He leads the Ivy League in blocked shots