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Matt Scott      

Paralympic Basketball Player; Nine-Time World Champion

Matt Scott was born with spina bifida and was raised in Michigan by his parents David and Audrey. At 14, he was introduced to wheelchair basketball and quickly found success in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s junior division. Scott led the team to an undefeated season and two national championships and was selected as the MVP of the 2003 national tournament. He began playing with the NWBA Division I Michigan Thunderbirds while still in high school and went on to play for the University of Wisonsin-Whatwater Warhawks’ wheelchair basketball team.

Matt Scott has become a powerful presence on the U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball National Team since making the U.S. Paralympic Team in 2004 at the age of 18. In a short time, he became a leader on the squad. He was on the gold medal-winning US team at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Brazil and in 2011 as well. He also won a silver medal at IWBF World Championship in 2006 and then won a bronze one at the same place in 2010 .Despite a rough road in Beijing, Scott helped lead the team to their bronze medal win at the 2012 Paralympic games.

Scott currently plays basketball professionally in Istanbul and speaks around the world about Paralympic awareness and disability awareness to inspire and educate people.

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