Name: Matt Scott
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 3.5
Height: 5-7
Weight: 155
DOB: 3/27/1985
Birthplace: Detroit, Mich.
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Southfield-Lathrup High School (Southfield, Mich.) ‘03
College: University of Wisconsin, Whitewater ‘08, Sociology
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Two-time medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, 4th
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – bronze
  • Years of competition: 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 3 (2 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2006, 2014
  • Bronze – 2010
Personal: Scott was diagnosed with spinal bifida at birth. He began playing wheelchair basketball in 1998 when he was 14 years old. Scott played throughout high school and in 2004 he was recruited to be on the U.S. Paralympic basketball team. He was nominated in 2008 for an Espy for “Best Male Athlete with a Disability”. He currently plays professionally in Turkey....Son of David and Audrey Scott...Has two siblings, Sherita and Alex…Received national attention in a way no U.S. Paralympic athlete had done previously by starring in his own nationwide broadcast ad for Nike on New Year's Eve in 2007 and New Year's Day in 2008…Enjoys spending time with loved ones, creative writing, traveling, listening to music and reading.