Matt Montague Athlete Profile

#31 Matt Montague

Matt Montague
Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 1996-1997 | 1999-2002 Hometown: Louisville, KY Last School: Male High School

Personal

Born February 1978 in Louisville, Ky. ... parents are Michael and Carolyn ... served an LDS Church mission to England ... likes golf .... recruited by Utah and BYU ... communications major.

At BYU

CAPSULE: Montague provides leadership at the point having started 57 times and played in all 92 games in his three years ... Last year he started 12 games, primarily before Trent Whiting joined the team in December, but still lead the team in assists (2.9) while playing mostly a reserve role ... He has led the team in assists during each of his three seasons ... A hard-nosed competitor, he sees the floor well and is a great transition passer ... Career averages are 3.6 points and 3.8 assists.
JUNIOR (2000-01): Played in all 33 games, including 12 starts while averaging 2.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and a team-best 2.9 assists ... had a team-high 97 assists ... career best season shooting percentages from the floor (.408), on threes (.444) and the line (.742) ... started the first seven games before Trent Whiting's debut and started three of the last five games of the year as the Cougars won the MWC regular season and tournament titles ... made a big steal and hit three free throws after being fouled as the clock expired to end the first half at AFA ... hit a three at the first half buzzer vs. AFA at the MWC tournament ... took only 16 shots in the 14 MWC games ... started the year making his first eight shots, including 5-5 on threes ... nearly tripled the number of treys he made from the prior season, going 8-18 after shooting 3-12 as a sophomore ... had season-highs of 6 rebounds and 9 assists with 2 steals vs. TAMCC ... had a game-high 3 assists vs Idaho and a game-high 7 assists vs USA ... had 7 points, 2 rebounds, game-high 5 assists, 1 steal in 18 minutes at Weber State ... his lone steal vs. WSU was taken from WSU star Jermaine Boyette and set up a Travis Hansen hammer dunk to finally pull BYU even at 46-46