Perth Wildcats centre/power forward Matthew Knight has retired from the National Basketball League, effective immediately, bringing to an end a great 236 game career that was ruined by injuries.
His decision to call time on his career has come after a number of head injuries/concussions throughout his career, the most recent happening during training last week which forced him out of the Wildcats Friday night game during Round 5.
He began his career with the West Sydney Razorbacks before making the move west to Perth where he will be remembered as a three time NBL champion.
Stats from his career include:
- 236 games,
- 181 games for the Wildcats including 119 wins,
- 30 Finals games,
- 2009 NBL Most Improved Player,
- 2013 All-NBL First Team,
- 2015 & 2016 All-NBL Second Team,
- 2014, 2016 & 2017 NBL Champion
- Career averages of 11ppg, 7rpg
The Perth Wildcats are yet to make a decision on a replacement for Knight but there are a number of available big men that could be considered including Luke Nevill, Julian Khazzouh and Aleks Maric.