10 - Matt Minoff
Matt Minoff
Height: 6-6
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
High School: Cherry Hill East
Position: G

Minoff, the team captain, is one of the most underrated players in the Ivy League.

2002-03: Last year he was the only player in the league to finish in the top 10 in blocked shots (2nd, 28), rebounding (5th, 6.4 rpg.), steals (5th, 1.56 per game) and assists (8th, 2.7 per game). He started a career-high 23 games and was fourth on the team in scoring. His complete game was on display in numerous contests in 2002-03. Against Manhattan, he had eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, four blocks and two steals, and against Oklahoma State he had nine points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals. Minoff led the Bulldogs in rebounding in 16 games and had eight double-figure scoring games. Following the season he was presented with the Richard Derby Award for academics for the second consecutive year.

2001-02: As a sophomore, he led the team in blocked shots with 30, which was seventh in the Ivy League. He also was third on the team in rebounding (4.4 rpg.) and fourth in assists (51) and steals (27). His top performance came in Yale's victory at Clemson when he scored 16 points and had six blocks. He also played well against Army, scoring 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 17 minutes. Following the season he was presented with the Richard Derby Award for academics. On Yale's trip to Italy, he averaged 13.0 points in four exhibition games.

2000-01: Minoff had a strong rookie season for the Bulldogs. He finished third in the Ivy League in assist/turnover ratio (1.74) and was second on the team in assists (61) and blocked shots (15). He was also the recipient of the Eggie Miles Award as Yale's top free throw shooter. His best stretch of play came in mid-January when he had back-to-back 12-point games against Dartmouth and Brown. Against Harvard he grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and played a then career-high 29 minutes. He started the first game of his college career at Ohio State and played 20 minutes. In the summer of 2001 he was a member of the Gold Medal United States team at the 16th World Maccabiah Games in Israel.

At Cherry Hill East: Minoff averaged 15 points, six rebounds and is the school record holder in steals. He led the team in three-pointers and was a first team all conference, second team all-group and an honorable mention All-South Jersey selection.

Personal: Matt, born Feb. 7, 1982, is an economics major at Yale. He is the son of Michael and Susan Minoff. In the summer of 2001, he worked as a marketing intern at Madison Square Garden.