Always ready regardless of role... Plays hard and is an excellent shooter... Understands system and is a very solid person and player.
2010 SEASON (JR.):
Played in 26 games during the season and made his first career start against Weber State (12/23)... Finished the year averaging 2.3 points and 1.6 rebounds, while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 80.0 percent at the free throw line... Scored a season-high seven points against Morehead State (12/21) as he was 3-of-4 from the field and 1-of-1 at the free throw line... Had a season-high four rebounds against Brigham Young (12/2) and Saint Mary's (12/5) in back-to-back home games... Averaged 10.1 minutes per game off the bench with a season-high 24 minutes at Weber State (11/13)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2009 SEASON (SO.):
Appeared in 34 games off the bench and averaged 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game... Shot 48.0 percent from the field and 63.2 percent from the free throw line... Scored a career-high 10 points against Houston Baptist in the second game of the 2008 Duel in the Desert, hosted by USU... Was 4-of-6 from the field against HBU and added four rebounds, one block and one steal in the game... Recorded a career-high six rebounds in three separate games during the season against Cal Poly, at Utah Valley and at Boise State... Played a season-high 23 minutes against Cal Poly and finished the game with eight points and six rebounds as he was 4-of-6 from the field... Scored the game-winning basket at UC Santa Barbara with three seconds left on an offensive rebound... Took two charges and had one dunk during the season... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2008 SEASON (R-Fr.):
Played in 22 games in his first season of action at Utah State and averaged 5.2 minutes per outing... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game and shot 36.0 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from the free throw line... His best offensive game of the season was on Jan. 26 at New Mexico State as he scored a season-high eight points on 3-of-6 shooting to go along with four rebounds in 25 minutes, which was also a season-high... Also played 19 minutes at San Jose State and 10 minutes against Prairie View A&M... Recorded one dunk during the year... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2005 SEASON (RS):
Redshirted during his first year at Utah State.
Averaged 15.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a prep senior at Heritage High School in Centennial, Colo... Earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-state honors as a senior as he helped lead Heritage to a 22-2 record and the Final Four of the 5A state tournament... Was second-team all-league and honorable mention all-state as a junior... Also participated in tennis... A two-year member of the honor roll.
Full name is Matthew Scott Formisano... Born Dec. 30, 1985 in Englewood, Colo... One of four children of Howard and Diane Formisano... Received his bachelor's degree in political science along with a minor in Spanish from Utah State in the spring, 2010 and is working on his master's degree in political science... Enjoys going to the mountains... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission in Mexico City, Mexico... Last name is pronounced Form-a-saw-no.
DID YOU KNOW?
Matt Formisano is fluent in Spanish.