UofL Basketball Adds Walk On From Division III College In Maine

Matt Hanna
Photo Courtesy of Matt Hanna’s Twitter Account (@MHanna_22)

UofL Basketball announced another new edition to the roster today when walk on Matt Hanna was added. Hanna is a 5’9 165 lbs G that played for Division III Colby College last season. You can read all the details about UofL’s new player in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:

Matt Hanna joins UofL Mens Basketball Team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Hanna, a 5-9, 165-pound guard from Milford, Mass., who played a season at Colby College, has joined the University of Louisville mens basketball team as a walk-on.

Hanna started 23 games last season at Colby College, an NCAA Division III school located in Waterville, Maine. He averaged 11.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and a team-leading 3.3 assists during his freshman year with the Mules and ranked second on the team with 23 steals. He will redshirt the 2018-19 season at UofL and have three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.

Before his year at Colby, Hanna played a prep season at Vermont Academy in Saxons River, Vt., where he teamed with UofL forward Jordan Nwora to help his team post a 19-11 record. Five members of his Vermont Academy class signed with NCAA Division I institutions.

As a senior at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Mass., Hanna averaged 19.5 point and 6.2 assists in leading the Knights to a 22-3 record and the Division I state semifinals. He was honored as the 2016 Catholic Conference Most Valuable Player and Boston Globe Player of the Year as a senior while earning ESPN Boston all-state and Boston Herald Dream Team honors.

Hanna averaged 13.1 points, 6.2 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a junior in helping Catholic Memorial to a 24-2 record and the 2015 state championship. With his team trailing by seven points with six minutes remaining in the title game, Hanna buried a three-pointer, made a steal and layup, and then another three as his eight-point burst gave his team the lead en route to the victory. He was honored as a Catholic Conference all-star.

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