|School: Washington||Graduation Year: 1964|
Year Inducted: 2022
Sport Played: Basketball
High School Honors: 3 Basketball letters, 1st team All-PIL as a Junior and Senior; 1st team All-State as a Senior; averaged over 17 points per game both seasons. 3rd in PIL scoring as a Senior. Averaged 10.8 rebounds per game over 3 seasons (13.7 in Senior year). Rebounding prowess was exceptional; he was only 5’11”. Matt may have been the only player under 6’0” tall ranked in the top 45 all-time rebounders in Oregon.
Post High School Career: Clark Community College, averaged 25 points per game as a Sophomore.
(From Mike Doherty, Matt’s high school coach). I was 25 and a first-year coach when Matt Jones was on my first team. Matt Jones was one the most coachable and most aggressive players I ever coached. He was always focused in practices as well as games. He gave his best every day. He was a coach’s dream, a quiet young man, but he certainly led by example. He impacted my life as a coach and teacher in many ways.