According to webpage sportando, 5 time Beko BBL champion Brose Baskets Bamberg have bolstered their team with Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, college: Florida) who follows the departed Teddy Gipson. Walsh is a 30 year old 197cm swing man from Pennsylvania that has a lot of European expereince. He is a skilled offensive player who has the ability to make the players around him better and is a natural scorer. He played this season with Belgacom Spirou (Belgium-Ethias League) averaging 18,9ppg, 9,7rpg and 3,5apg in the Belgiumm league. In Eurocup play, he averaged 17,6ppg, 6,0rpg and 4,6apg. He played at Florida (NCAA) from 2002-2005. In 2005 he played for the Miami Heat (NBA): Regular Season: 2 games: 1.0ppg, waived in Nov.'05, in Jan.'06 signed at Arkansas RimRockers (D-League). In 2006-2007, he played for Olimpia GE Larisa (Greece-A1, starting five): 16 games: Score-3 (17.8ppg), 4.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 40.0%, FT: 79.0%. In 2007-2008, he played for Ricoh Manresa (Spain-ACB, starting five): 18 games: 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 85.0%, in Feb.'08 moved to TEC Spirou Charleroi (Belgium-D1, starting five): 14 games: 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 83.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for TEC Spirou Charleroi (Belgium-D1): Belgian League: 19 games: 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 69.6%; Eurocup: 9 games: 13.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg. In 2009-2010, he played for Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia-Telemach League), Adriatic League: 19 games: 13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 86.8%; Euroleague: 8 games: 17.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 81.4%; in Feb.'10 moved to Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1, starting five): Greek League: 10 games: 13.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.1%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 74.4%; EuroCup: 4 games: 12.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.8apg. In 2010-2011, he played for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (France-ProA, starting five): EuroCup: 6 games: 17.7ppg, 8.3rpg, 6.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 21.6%, FT: 81.1%; French League: 27 games: 13.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.9apg, Steals-4 (2.0spg), FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 79.7%. Last season he played for UCAM Murcia (Spain-ACB, starting five): 6 games: 10.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 23.8%; in Jan.'12 moved to Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain-ACB): 4 games: 2.0ppg; left in Feb.'12, later that month agreed terms with Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): Ukrainian League: 21 games: 16.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 88.9%; VTB League: 2 games: 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg.
Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been HS Inter-Academic League Championship -00, 01, 02, HS Nike All-American Camp -01 HS First-Team All-Inter-Academic League -01, 02, HS Markward Basketball Club Player of the Year as the top player in the Philadelphia Area (past winners, include Wilt Chamberlain, Guy Rodgers, Tom Gola, Lionel Simmons and Pooh Richardson) -02, HS Philadelphia Inquirer Player of the year -02, SEC All-Freshman Team -03, SEC Eastern Division Runner-Up -04, SEC Tournament Finalist -04, All-SEC 2nd Team -04, SEC Regular Season (Eastern Div.) Runner-Up -05, SEC Tournament Winner -05, SEC Tournament MVP -05, SEC All-Tournament Team -05, Greek League All-Star Game -07, Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Newcomer of the Year -07, Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team -07, Belgian League Regular Season Champion -08, 09 Belgian League Champion -08, 09, Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Playoff MVP -09, Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports 1st Team -08, 09 Slovenian Supercup Winner -10, Slovenian Cup Winner -10, EuroCup Quarterfinals -10, Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 2nd Team -10, Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team -10, French La Semaine des AS Cup Semifinals -11, French ProA Semifinals -11, Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals -12 Ukrainian Superleague Finalist -12, and Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team -12
Many players can be lucky to play into their thirties, but the basketball life for a player can always end no matter how old one is. Robin Smeulders (208-PF-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side) made that experience as he decided to hang up his sneakers at age 29. The 208cm forward stated personal reasons and a back that got in the way. Smeulders who has the Dutch/German citizenship played 6 very successful seasons with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg