2016 - 2017 SOUTH DAKOTA
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MATT
CARTWRIGHT
GUARD
O'GORMAN HS
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-5
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
21
POINTS PER GAME
3.5
REBOUNDS PER GAME
2.200
ASSISTS PER GAME
“Cartwright is a great shooter with a quick trigger, and he makes a lot of tough shots. He’s quite a competitor and he’s worked extremely hard to get to the level he plays at, game-in and game-out.”
Travis Engebretson
Head Coach

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior guard had led the Knights to 19-3 record and the top seed in the Class AA state tournament at the time of his selection. Cartwright averaged 21.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists through 22 games. An All-City and All-Conference honoree, he also earned Second Team All-State recognition as a junior.

Academic Achievement


Cartwright has maintained a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Augustana University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A devoted member of his church community, Cartwright has volunteered locally on behalf of Kids Against Hunger and youth basketball programs. “Cartwright is a great shooter with a quick trigger, and he makes a lot of tough shots,” said Travis Engebretson, head coach at Brookings High. “He’s quite a competitor and he’s worked extremely hard to get to the level he plays at, game-in and game-out.”