Matt Barnes is a professional basketball player who currently plays small forward for the Sacramento Kings. As an integral part of what many call the most talented overall team in the NBA, Matt was a part of an extraordinary Clipper starting lineup that broke a franchise record for most consecutive wins in December 2012, and finished the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 regular season as the NBA Pacific Division Champions.

An exceptional athlete at a young age, Matt attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, where he lettered in both football and basketball. As a senior in high school, Matt averaged 30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks, 5 steals and 3 assists. In addition to his outstanding basketball skills, Barnes was an All-American wide receiver and led the nation with 28 touchdown catches during his senior year. He earned All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City, and All-League honors in each sport.

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). Turning pro in 2002, Matt was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. He went on to debut with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004, followed by stints with the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and his current team, the Memphis Grizzlies.

Off the court, Matt devotes a great deal of time to philanthropic endeavors with his non-profit organization, Athletes vs. Cancer, which was founded in honor of his late mother, Ann Catherine Barnes, who passed away in 2007, just 26 days after being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Athletes vs. Cancer continues to advance its mission to provide support and resources for individuals and families affected by youth and young adult cancer. For more information on Athletes vs. Cancer, please visit: