Matt Barnes is a professional basketball player who currently plays small forward for the Los Angeles Clippers. As an integral part of what many are calling the deepest bench in the NBA, Matt is part of an extraordinary Clipper squad that broke a franchise record for most consecutive wins in December 2012, and finished the 2012-2013 regular season as the NBA Pacific Division Champions. Having a stellar college basketball career with the UCLA Bruins, Matt became the 43rd player in UCLA history to top 1,000 points. In his senior year, he led UCLA in assists (108), was second in rebounds (192) and steals (35).
Off the court, Barnes devotes a great deal of time to philanthropic endeavors with his foundation, Athletes vs. Cancer, in honor of his Mother, Ann Catherine Barnes, who passed away in 2007, just 26 days after being diagnosed with four types of cancer. Athletes vs. Cancer continues to advance its mission to save lives and assist in ending cancer forever. Through Athletes vs. Cancer’s annual charity sporting events, fundraisers, and generous contributions, AVC secures funds for financial support to cancer patients and their families, awarding academic scholarships to high school seniors who have lost a parent to cancer, and generating funds for the growth of Teen Cancer America. For more information on Athletes vs. Cancer, please visit: www.athletesversuscancer.org