SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstar this week – Pro-wheelchair basketball player Matt Scott! Originally from Detroit, this 29 year old Paralympian has become a star playing in Turkey’s epic sports club Galatasaray since 2008. As part of the International Wheelchair Basketball (IWBF), he’s helped the Galatasaray S.K. (wheelchair basketball) team win the IWBF championship every year except for one, dodging riots at games and lovin’ every minute of it. Damn right. Makin’ the US proud!…
Look close…chances are you might recognize Matt Scott. By far one of the most accomplished wheelchair basketball players in the world, he’s been winning international wheelchair basketball cup titles since 2008.
He’s also a medal-winning Paralympian, a former Nike spokesperson and a nominee for an ESPY Award. It’s no understatement to say his life has been completely transformed by wheelchair-basketball, and the best part – he’s just a kid from Detroit.
From the Paralympics to kicking butt and taking names playing wheelchair basketball in Turkey, Matt has gone international with his superstardom. Read this entry