SLAM Sits Down With Wesley
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/22/2011 12:21 PM



    Can you pick Wesley out of that group?

    Slam sat down with Wesley as he spoke about his childhood growing up in Madison, why he chose Marquette, how it felt going undrafted and more.

    Via SLAM-
     SLAM: Tell us about your hometown.

    Wesley Matthews: I grew up in Madison, WI. I grew up with a single parent in a tight-knight family: my mom, my grandma, my uncle. We had a good support system, where they were all strong individuals, and none of them had much of anything. I really learned how to grind and work from my mom, because she would work two, three jobs. That’s who I learned from.

     SLAM: What kind of impact did growing up in Madison have on you?

    WM: It had a lot. My mom would drop me off—I grew up on the west side—on the south side, and I would just go play. You really just learn to find your way, kind of like a momma bird throwing the baby bird off to go fly. That’s how it is. The community really accepted me as their own. I started coming up a little bit in the ranks and having some success, and they really embraced it.

     SLAM: Why’d you choose to attend Marquette?

    WM: It was a tough decision leaving home when home has so much to offer. But I had to go with what was best for me. Milwaukee is like a home to me, too. My grandma lives in Milwaukee, so I had spent a lot of time in Milwaukee. My mom would drive down to open gyms in Milwaukee and drop me off, and [I had to do the] same thing I did in Madison—find a way.

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  1. coreymjr
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    Posted 06/22/2011 2:03 PM

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  1. Dio Freeman
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    Posted 06/22/2011 2:09 PM

    he's in the middle with the coaches hands on his shoulders - with the blue shorts :)
    I am a fan of my Blazers and fav is LaMarcus baybeeeeee!!!!
  1. Jesse Ogan
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    Posted 06/22/2011 2:09 PM

    Wes is holding the Basketball in the top row.
    I am a fan of tradition, excellence and the BLAZERS!!!!!!
  1. Dio Freeman
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    Posted 06/22/2011 2:10 PM

    nope you guys are right - that was my first guess - then I thought about my choice and now looking at it - he reminds me more of Armon than of Wes - my bad ;)
    I am a fan of my Blazers and fav is LaMarcus baybeeeeee!!!!
  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/22/2011 2:22 PM

    Posted By Dio Freeman on 06/22/2011 2:09 PM
    he's in the middle with the coaches hands on his shoulders - with the blue shorts :)

    Him? Nah, that's baby Armon Johnson!
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  1. Dio Freeman
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    Posted 06/22/2011 2:29 PM

    hey Dustin I corrected myself ;) lol total lil Mr Smiley
    I am a fan of my Blazers and fav is LaMarcus baybeeeeee!!!!
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