Matt McKay, Jr. brings more than a decade of diverse basketball experience ranging from the NAIA to the NBA. Matt has learned from some of the game’s greatest minds preparing him to serve as a draft analyst for Babcock Hoops.
Prior to joining Babcock Hoops, Matt accumulated six years of NBA front office experience. He started as an intern with the Portland Trailblazers and worked his way up through the scouting departments in both Portland and Charlotte. While with the Charlotte Hornets from 2014 to 2018, Matt’s chief responsibilities included scouting college basketball and identifying and evaluating players while providing results and analyses to assist in developing and improving the Hornets’ roster. Matt was also responsible for overseeing the team’s video personnel needs, as well as the team’s campus visit efforts, in preparation for the NBA draft.
Prior to his time in the NBA, Matt spent five years working at the college level while pursuing his undergraduate (BA in English) and graduate (M.Ed in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership) degrees from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. Matt began his career in basketball in 2007 as a student manager at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He then spent three seasons working under the tutelage of Lorenzo Romar as a manager and graduate assistant, at the University of Washington from 2009 to 2012. During this time he worked with future NBA players such as Isaiah Thomas, Terrence Ross, Justin Holiday, Quincy Pondexter, Tony Wroten, and CJ Wilcox.
Matt resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Tracey and their puppy, Winnie.